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  • Keith Wiley
    Does anyone watch the StarGate T.V. show, after the movie of course. This weekend s was about minduploading. Actually, in the end it turned out that the
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 1, 1999
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      Does anyone watch the StarGate T.V. show, after the movie of course.

      This weekend's was about minduploading. Actually, in the end it turned out
      that the uploads were actually duplicates, i.e. the original biologicals were
      still alive. The philosophical issue of who was really who and who had a
      right to who's life entered into the plot. It was quite interesting. It
      presented uploading as being better (they were both stronger/more fit and more
      intelligent) and also made an issue of immortality although the argument was
      that people shouldn't live forever. I say to hell with that. It was really
      an interesting story actually.

      Did anyone else catch it?

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    • Eugene Leitl
      ... I think media coverage is a mixed blessing. Recently, I had trouble explaining nanotechnology to my young cousin, because it has been on Star Trek -- so he
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 1, 1999
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        Keith Wiley writes:

        > Did anyone else catch it?

        I think media coverage is a mixed blessing. Recently, I had trouble
        explaining nanotechnology to my young cousin, because it has been on
        Star Trek -- so he naturally assumed it was a derivate of a science
        fiction show instead of vice versa. Similiarly, mainstream media
        coverage of cryonics has so far been uniformly detrimental.

        This is truly strange times: unlike nuclear technology in WWII future
        world-shaping technologies are casually presented to the public, and
        habitually ignored.

        'gene

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      • Keith Wiley
        ... True, but getting it out there is very important and most people simply don t follow science-news. Science fiction movies and shows are the only way to
        Message 3 of 3 , Mar 2, 1999
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          > > Did anyone else catch it?
          >
          > I think media coverage is a mixed blessing. Recently, I had trouble
          > explaining nanotechnology to my young cousin, because it has been on
          > Star Trek -- so he naturally assumed it was a derivate of a science
          > fiction show instead of vice versa. Similiarly, mainstream media
          > coverage of cryonics has so far been uniformly detrimental.
          >
          > This is truly strange times: unlike nuclear technology in WWII future
          > world-shaping technologies are casually presented to the public, and
          > habitually ignored.

          True, but getting it out there is very important and most people simply don't
          follow science-news. Science fiction movies and shows are the only way to
          reach some people (most people I think). It's too bad such a terrible job is
          done of presenting issues accurately though. Maybe we should write a movie
          script. I have a title: "Stage 2".

          :-)

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