RE: Multiple Future Bens

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Mon Dec 23 2002 - 09:46:59 MST

Rafal wrote:
> ### I've given a lot of thought to this area of long-range
> planning, too. I
> have somewhat different dreams. Since the core of my volitional system is
> the wish to preserve and expand the functioning of my conscious
> information-processing systems, I would easily dispense with options 1
> through 3, except for strictly utilitarian purposes - whenever there are
> physical objects to be moved and no subsentient routine is up to the task,
> I'd use any combination of the bodies you mention.

If I had to choose between future embodiments, I would prioritize the more
advanced versions over the less advanced ones.

But my volitional system seems to be different from yours. I have a strong
aesthetic component, which doesn't want to let go entirely of the beauty of
the flawed human form. Thus the desire to keep Ben1-Ben3 around.

Or to put it more simply: Although I want to be vastly more than I am, also
like being me pretty well ;-)

And post-Singularity, perhaps you really *can* have your cake and eat it
too, in more ways than one...

-- Ben G

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