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Monday, May 25, 2009

How many transhumanists does it take to change a light bulb?


Infinity.... None of them will touch the light bulb at all; they'll all just sit around talking amongst themselves and waiting for someone else to invent a self-changing cyber light bulb.

5 comments:

DerekZ said...

The good news is that the light bulb will appear in 2.5 - 4.7 years. The bad news is it will kill us all!

Particleion said...

(TransAlchemy)...Zero.... Instead they argue amongst themselves that the need to change the light bulb is just a theoretical point in the future, that may or may not be relevant to posthumans. After words they all move the debate to the prolonged existence of light bulbs.

Anonymous said...

There are lots of potential transhumanists who remain neutral to the memeplex because they realize they have little if anything to contribute to the cause...

and of course they do laugh at people who are vastly more intelligent yet accomplish nothing of merit.

Move along, nothing to see here.

joel said...

i will change the light bulb and donate some BOINC time to the smarties.

joel said...

ben, you ever look at www.galaxyzoo.org?

i am disabled and mostly stuck at home. i put in time at galaxy zoo classifying galaxies.

is there any volunteer work for a layperson to do at home, to help with AI?

i want to help. the light bulb joke is serious to me. is there anything at Novamente for a volunteer that could be done at home?