[ExI] The Transhumanist Edge
hkhenson at rogers.com
Sat Jan 17 17:16:50 UTC 2009
At 02:07 AM 1/17/2009, you wrote:
>Frank J. Tipler: But we shall all be changed: "Humanity will see,
>before I die, the "Singularity," the day when we finally create a
>human level artificial intelligence.
>Keith Henson wrote:
>Silly Frank. If we get to the singularity before he dies, there is
>no reason he should die.
>Frank Tipler is 61 years old and turns 62 on Feb. 1st. I really
>don't see him living long enough to see the Singularity. On the
>other hand, I think my two year-old nephew has a very good chance of
>making it. Hopefully, Tipler's Omega Point theory will prove true
>so that his passing in a few decades won't matter.
I am 66 and will be 67 in July. My parents lived to about 90. Life
extension might kick in during the next few decades. And there is
always cryonics as a worst case backup. Anyone know Frank well
enough to talk to him about it?
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