On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 10:35 AM, benjayk <benjamin.jaku...@googlemail.com>wrote:
> > > Rex Allen wrote: > > > > On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 6:08 PM, benjayk > > <benjamin.jaku...@googlemail.com> wrote: > >> > >> Rex Allen wrote: > >>> > >>> If evolution by natural selection were correct, then it seems to me > >>> that if the overall environment remained relatively stable for an > >>> extended period of time - then regardless of how it ended up, > >>> humans would be at about same level of happiness. > >> > >> I don't think it is generally true, though I think it is approximatly > >> true > >> if we assume humans are restricted to biological intelligence (which > >> probably won't be the case in the future). > > > > Though, if our technological prowess were to plateau at a level > > advanced enough that we could maintain a stable environment for > > ourselves, but short of any type of "Singularity"...then what? > I personally believe that development is an inevitable and universal part > of > the omniverse. Probably ever accelerating development (my guess is > uncomputable fast development). I think there are plenty reasons to believe > in development as an universal principle: Occam's Razor + evidence, > pragmatic optimism, a consistent future for subjective immortality (which I > assume)... > But okay, let's grant this won't happen. > In case technological progress might reach a plateau in a way that there > are > no big paradigm changes and no exponential progress or even constant > progress anymore, it will still not absolutely halt. If you think it will, > you could more plasubily believe that biological evolution will. There is > no > reason at all to assume technology will cease to change. > So, technology will still adapt to biology much faster than vice versa. As > evolution finds a way to make us more unhappy, we will already have found a > way to reverse this change for a looong time. > > > Ben, I am generally in agreement with what you have said. I post the following links to help others see what life could be like for humans after a technological singularity: I've posted this link before, and it is a long read, but I think it is a great piece which shows what technology ultimately can accomplish: http://frombob.to/you/aconvers.html Also, this is a good introduction to the benefits of mind uploading: http://marshallbrain.com/discard1.htm Jason -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.