[ExI] The Transhumanist Edge

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Sat Jan 17 19:40:39 UTC 2009

At 12:10 PM 1/17/2009 -0700, Keith wrote:

>So if anyone knows Tipper personally, talk to him about signing up 
>for cryonics.

Your reservations about the feasibility of Omega Point recovery are 
well taken, but *Tipler appears to believe in it* so it's almost 
certain that he'd see cryonics as entirely beside the point. If one 
knows with every fiber of your brain that Bill Gates is going to give 
you his entire wealth next Tuesday, why would one bother crossing the 
street to buy a lottery ticket? One's "knowledge" of this gift is 
very probably delusional or at least ill-founded, but that's an 
outsider's perspective.

Damien Broderick 

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