[FoRK] Species Lifespans (was short-term predictions: 2014, 2017, 2022)
sdw at lig.net
Sat Jun 23 11:37:12 PDT 2012
On 6/23/12 10:14 AM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
> On 6/23/2012 8:28 AM, John Parsons wrote:
>> Like outlasting sharks and crocodiles before we engage in interplanetary hubris.
> Huh? What's wrong with interplanetary hubris?
Indeed. Doesn't "hubris" imply someone smugly schadenfreude laden when we fail?
Isn't the point of striving for interplanetary hubris to avoid having an auto-schadenfreudian slip into oblivion?
We simply need to social engineer religious groups to concentrate on "go forth and multiply" to turn their flocks into
science-loving rationalist with a mission to convert those heathen planets. Be all the God you can be. How to be like Jesus?
Populate the heavens!
> Have you recently been menaced by sharks and crocodiles?
Those are just hardy pets. Our pre-singularity selves are going to be way more badass than some calcium-based toothy predator.
Heck, even our dogs have titanium teeth now.
Ants, cockroaches, and deep sea bacteria trouble me. They already out number and out weigh us. I suppose that makes them food
at some point.
> - Joe
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