[ExI] Observation:

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Fri Oct 22 14:46:40 UTC 2010

2010/10/22 Alan Grimes <agrimes at speakeasy.net>:
> I have two observations:
> # People are quick to accuse me of being delusional about uploaders
> ruling transhumanism

Transhumanists are like cats.  Lots of luck for anyone trying to rule them.

> and plotting to take over the world.

Plotting normally is a secret activity.  The people who are into
computronium and uploading are quite open about it.  Further, they
seem to think it's just the path that will be taken, like water
running down hill, rather than having a lot of choice in the matter.

> # People completely ignore Spike and Ben Z. who are basically confirming
> everything I've claimed. -- And nobody, publicly at least, is willing to
> call them out on it.

Nobody seems to pay much attention to the model where you can go both
ways, all the way to disembodied upload in a VR and clear back to a
normal human brain in a normal human body.

> Based on this dichotomy, I claim that I'm right about the uploaders
> ruling transhumanism.

See above, but so what if it is true?  It's not like transhumanists
have noticeable influence on the world at large.


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