[ExI] destructive uploading was AI class (Eugen Leitl)

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Wed Aug 31 16:55:08 UTC 2011

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 8:48 AM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> That seems awfully dogmatic to me.  People who are 20 and reading this
> list could well be here in 2100, they would only have to make it to
> 89.

Math error: they would only have to live another 89 years, putting them at
109 in 2100.

That said, I agree: there probably will be 109 year olds in 2100, in enough
quantity and demographics that some of them will probably have read this
list, even if medical technology essentially stagnates at its current level (an
extremely conservative assumption)

> If anyone cares about marketing transhumanism in the present, we
> should quit talking about destructive uploading.  It is a really
> distasteful and (to my way of thinking) stupid way to upload when
> there are conceivable options that provide a path to reversible
> uploading as slick as boiling a frog.

Which options would those be?

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