X-Message-Number: 14859
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 09:55:37 EST
Subject: sculpting

Mike Perry writes, in part:

>if [the code] is merely a procedure for generating such a description [of a 
person and his life], perhaps the issue gets far stickier. I suppose you 
could say the number pi is that sort of thing, because somewhere in its 
stream of digits is very likely such a description. Let's pass over this for 
now. (I didn't say I had all the problems solved.)

That brings to mind the old observation: "Inside every block of marble is a 
beautiful sculpture. All the sculptor has to do is remove the covering."

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society

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