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comment by thenewgreen

The off switch is easy. The "stay on" switch is very, very difficult.

mingus  ·  834 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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mingus  ·  834 days ago  ·  link  ·  


(well-tread) Sci-fi forecasting: the next iteration of "staying on" will move beyond biological bodies. Hmm...would people who choose not to digitize themselves and remain "on" indefinitely be akin to those with debilitating illnesses choosing assisted suicide?

I'm not knocking the research. Just pondering "limit->infinity" longevity (in a probably non-novel way).