[ExI] fermi paradox again, was: addiction

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 21:20:24 UTC 2015

 But if they could reprogram their brains it would be much easier. In fact,
they could reprogram their brains to make themselves do something
unpleasant which they consider worthwhile, like hard work or exercise.

Stathis Papaioannou

People do this every day, especially mothers.  Most people do not like
their jobs that much.  What would be nice would be a drug that made them
actually like it.

As for increasing intelligence, who can be against that?  But if you
supercharge a VW Beetle, you still have a slow bug.

Unless population goes down to next to nothing, we'll have plenty of high
IQ people.  What we should be trying to emulate is creativity.  Some highly
creative people are not all that intelligent (like Beethoven) and many high
IQ people are not creative.

bill w

On Mon, Apr 6, 2015 at 3:05 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

> ​To Anders:
> I have read that it takes at least two weeks to create a chemical
> dependency even with heroin.  So between that and what you said, no one can
> kidnap you and get you addicted to anything.  It puts those stories of
> kidnapped women turned to prostitution and hooking them on drugs in context.
> However, I did hear that crack cocaine could be instantly
> addicting,talking to users (prob. psych., not chem.)
> bill w​
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