X-Message-Number: 11932
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 02:16:39 EDT
Subject: addendum

I forgot to add another way in which Moravec helps immortalism. MIND CHILDREN 
has a nice little discussion of Axelrod's work with the Prisoner's Dilemma 
(and Problem of the Commons etc), pointing out that "nice" or cooperative 
strategies in life are more likely to be successful, and therefore more 
likely to dominate, if people expect to meet each other repeatedly in the 
future. As many of us have so often noted, it is only the short-timers who 
are likely to be ruthless or short-sightedly selfish. (Mike Perry's book also 
has the focus on enlightened self-interest.)

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society

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