[ExI] The ultimate test of your transhumanist convictions...
pharos at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 21:18:22 UTC 2010
On 6/24/10, Ross Evans wrote:
> I'm 30, have no pension plan, nor any
> intention to burden myself with one. Indeed, for those
> transhumanist/singularitarians in this age group, the ideology confers a
> distinct economic advantage; the ability to turn their backs on a fiscally
> unsustainable ponzi scheme, the need for which technological progress will
> obviate. Capital that would otherwise be deployed into such schemes could be
> more usefully employed in gaining new skills, travelling, and investing
> inthe very companies that will build the future they want.
You should always have a Plan B.
In the present economic crisis there are many problems attached to
pension schemes and investments of any kind really. Especially as
broke governments are looking to take over pension schemes (i.e. steal
But basically a pension scheme is just a wealth accumulation plan,
deferring present spending and accumulating the deferred money to
spend when you are no longer able to generate much income yourself.
Anything could be called a pension scheme if it ends up providing
capital to use when you are too old to work.
Even if Kurzweil's accelerating change takes off, it is always handy
to have some capital accumulated. If it turns out that you don't need
a pension, the capital could still be handy to buy rejuvenation drugs
or treatments, etc.
(And accumulated capital tends to attract females). ;)
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