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Re: I'm making a religion based on Emergence.
« Reply #285 on: October 25, 2010, 04:24:13 pm »
There seem to be a few writing at the Less Wrong site.  I don't have any links to hand though.  They seem mostly interested in life extension and smart drugs, from what I can see, which are fairly reasonable.

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« Reply #286 on: October 25, 2010, 07:05:12 pm »
There seem to be a few writing at the Less Wrong site.  I don't have any links to hand though.  They seem mostly interested in life extension and smart drugs, from what I can see, which are fairly reasonable.

Eliezer Yudowsky is generally reasonable about it, yes. He is the reason why it seems more sensible to me than previously.
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« Reply #287 on: October 25, 2010, 07:16:22 pm »
I haven't seen much from Yudowsky himself except for life extension and IIRC, cryogenics, but I've been only skimming Less Wrong up until now.

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Re: I'm making a religion based on Emergence.
« Reply #288 on: October 25, 2010, 08:04:54 pm »
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Are you asking for an admission of trans-humanism?

Whats wrong with Transhumanism?



We should probably perfect the "human" part before we go all transhuman.

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« Reply #289 on: October 25, 2010, 08:06:08 pm »
I've argued that before.  In fact, I've name that argument the "immortal Dick Cheney uploaded onto the internet" thesis.

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« Reply #290 on: October 25, 2010, 08:10:36 pm »
I've argued that before.  In fact, I've name that argument the "immortal Dick Cheney uploaded onto the internet" thesis.

I can't imagine the idea of the average primate running around with MORE personal abilities/firepower than he has now.

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« Reply #291 on: October 26, 2010, 04:22:05 am »
ferreting into sub-human primates can cause paralysis and hallucinations...

re:"Asking for a caped superhuman to solve your problems is a good way to get killed."
- Warren Ellis, Supergod.

its... ophthichal...
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« Reply #292 on: October 26, 2010, 04:26:06 am »
ferreting into sub-human primates can cause paralysis and hallucinations...

I'm sure that made sense when you wrote it.
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« Reply #293 on: October 26, 2010, 04:31:20 am »
ferreting into sub-human primates can cause paralysis and hallucinations...

I'm sure that made sense when you wrote it.

none of you're wax then?

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« Reply #294 on: October 26, 2010, 04:36:08 am »
ferreting into sub-human primates can cause paralysis and hallucinations...

I'm sure that made sense when you wrote it.

none of you're wax then?

Right, then.  I'll just be leaving you to your word salad.

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« Reply #295 on: October 26, 2010, 04:41:43 am »
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"Asking for a caped superhuman to solve your problems is a good way to get killed."
- Warren Ellis, Supergod.

Sorry to threadjack, but how is Supergod? I haven't been able to find any issues.
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« Reply #296 on: October 26, 2010, 04:43:26 am »
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"Asking for a caped superhuman to solve your problems is a good way to get killed."
- Warren Ellis, Supergod.

Sorry to threadjack, but how is Supergod? I haven't been able to find any issues.

Well, standard Warren Ellis.  4/5 really good issues, then he fucked off and started something else instead of finishing.

I am beginning to hate that man.
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« Reply #297 on: October 26, 2010, 04:47:52 am »
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Well, standard Warren Ellis.  4/5 really good issues, then he fucked off and started something else instead of finishing.

I am beginning to hate that man.

How many active projects does that make?
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« Reply #298 on: October 26, 2010, 04:49:15 am »
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Well, standard Warren Ellis.  4/5 really good issues, then he fucked off and started something else instead of finishing.

I am beginning to hate that man.

How many active projects does that make?

more than a dozen, by my count.

If he doesn't finish Fell and Doktor Sleepless soon, I am flying to England with a harpoon.  That fat bastard has damn near gone too far.
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« Reply #299 on: October 26, 2010, 04:50:46 am »
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more than a dozen, by my count.

If he doesn't finish Fell and Doktor Sleepless soon, I am flying to England with a harpoon.  That fat bastard has damn near gone too far.

Goddamn. The man needs a little discipline.

Anyway, back to the thread topic at hand.

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