From: Stathis Papaioannou (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 21 2007 - 02:37:59 MST
On 21/11/2007, John K Clark <email@example.com> wrote:
> Can you conceive of any circumstance where in the future you find that
> your only goal in life is the betterment of one particularly ugly and
> particularly slow reacting sea slug?
Yes: if my brain were altered so that that is what I wanted to do. I
would spend all my resources finding better ways to help the slug,
including any self-modification that would make me a better helper. I
might stop for a moment and reflect that this is ultimately an absurd
exercise, but if you think about it, everything is ultimately absurd,
and yet people still get on with their lives.
-- Stathis Papaioannou
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