X-Message-Number: 19894
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 10:26:20 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #19848 - #19856

Hi everyone!

About biological immortality: here is a comment. If we can modify
ourselves so as to make ourselves immortal, there is no special
reason why we cannot modify ourselves so as to increase our 
abilities in whatever direction is required. The argument that
"because we are biological we are therefore of a fixed design"
is quite false.

Not only that, but looking around me I see many machines which
show no ability to modify themselves at all ---  far less ability
than we human beings, or even a cat, will demonstrate. If we are
to get into argument about upgrades, then it's presently machines
that have the real problem. And we "upgrade" our machines by
either selling or throwing away the old one --- hardly a way
to preserve identity (if it had any. And I include present
computers in this judgement, too).

Just a comment about an idea floating about on Cryonet.

		Best wishes and long long life for all,

			Thomas Donaldson

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