In all geologic time, the responsibilities are on our generation ... including you ...

Interesting and Cool Things!

The point of the title of this page is that there are many interesting and cool distractions which divert peoples focus and interest from extinction issues to the extent that they don't return to actually do anything about it, as if extinction is another passing interest for mental stimulation, then move on to other consumption.

Of course, it's good to know what's happening elsewhere in the world, what other technologies are arising, and so on. Many core PERMANENT volunteers, myself included, take interest in these things, too, including transhumanism, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, politics, computer technology, a wide range of emerging technologies and applications, etc.

However, what do we actually do ourselves? You consume information, but what do you actually do in your generation in taking your share of responsibility for our future, in your own way?

We won't get far in transhumanism if biotechnology studies lead to human extinction first.

We won't get to advanced nanotechnology if basic nanotechnology or even more basic biotechnology makes us extinct first.

We won't get to artificial general intelligence if more basic intelligence can make us extinct before that.

All the politics in the world will seem awfully trivial and part of the problem, not part of the solution, if we make our species extinct first.

Tracking what's going on in the world is good, but one's time should also budget in actually doing something. Not only consuming, but producing, too.

For years, I have tracked volunteers for PERMANENT, and found that when it comes time to actually do something, they lose interest and mouse on to new consumption elsewhere, the next cool and interesting thing, without actually budgeting a little bit of time for doing something.

Will you also follow this mundane trend? Or will you go down in our digital history as helping in the forefront, or will your descendants find your name absent? We are sure to record and maintain a digital track record. Talking the talk is easy, but walking the walk is what counts.

You have the power over your own life to do whatever you choose to do. You can choose to blow off all of this and click on, never to reconsider. You have the freedom to live your live consuming, and doing just the minimum of "producing" to make money so you can consume for the rest of your time.

Would you really DO something for the world besides for making money for yourself? That is the first question.

Doing things for the Greater Good can be a very enjoyable, meaningful and satisfying activity. Indeed, it can be a life changing decision. However, it starts with a choice, and may require some changes in one's values and habits of thinking. > Human Extinction, Bio and Nano Tech > Interesting and Cool Things!

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Reasons to do something yourself:

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  • It will create and secure a better future for your children and grandchildren.
  • It could be an interesting, cool, and a fun adventure for your life!

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