X-Message-Number: 23865
From: "mike99" <>
Subject: Message #23843 Re: Question for Paul Pagnato - Why do you hate us?
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2004 19:29:03 -0600

Message #23843
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 12:28:34 -0700
Subject: Re: Question for Paul Pagnato - Why do you hate us?
From: Kennita Watson <>

On Friday, Apr 9, 2004, "mike99" <> wrote:
> ...
> By the way, are you signed up for cryonics? I ask because I'm hoping
> that
> you're not so I won't have to see you in the future.
Be nice.  The future will have room for everyone, and people
will change (including you).  Wishing oblivion upon anyone, no
matter how annoying, is cruel.

Personally, I imagine that in the future, persons whose
behavior is not only antisocial but harmful will be assigned
to virtual realities where they can hang out until they learn
to "work and play well with others".

Live long and prosper,
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
none but ourselves can free our minds.
           -- Bob Marley, "Redemption Song"

Hi Kennita,
I agree with you and Frank Tipler that in an eternal future the anti-social
should be kept in some sort of virtual reality until they reform. But if
they're not isolated in that way, the future would not be so pleasant, would

I don't wish oblivion for anyone: I support Mike Perry's idea of universal
immortalism. Nevertheless, I might not want to spend as much time with some
people as with others. Among those I would not want to spend time with are
people who never respond to any polite inquiries but merely re-send
political garbage they've picked up somewhere or other. Not even a low-level
AI would do that!

P.S. -- Kennita, I suspect that you would be among the more interesting and
fun people to spend time with!


Michael LaTorra

"For any man to abdicate an interest in science is to walk with open eyes
towards slavery."
-- Jacob Bronowski

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