From: Durant Schoon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Mar 17 2001 - 20:38:33 MST
> From: James Higgins <email@example.com>
> By the way, has anyone given any thoughts to what happens to kids when we
> discover the Singularity? I've put a hold on the possibility of our having
> kids for the moment due to this line of thought. Assuming we are in the
> *real* world and will be the first to get to the singularity, I am fairly
> worried about what happens to individuals deemed too young to evolve. Has
> anyone else thought about this?
Too young to evolve?
Why can't a 3 year old human be uploaded and then mature in a virtual world?
In fact the maturation process would probably happen much more rapidly. We
could even imagine uploading our pets and then giving them linguistic modules
(soon they'll want Tensor-Calculus modules followed by Buffy-The-Vampire-
Slayer mods) I haven't read David Brin's Uplift series, but those might be a
I'm sure that parents everywhere will have strong attachment to their children
and would clamor to have their physical progeny uploaded at any age (maybe
even fetii...In Silico Fertilization, anyone?)
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