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Topic: Bio-interesting reading

From: Roald Laurenson
Location: Switzerland
Date: 01/14/2008

Thought of you when reading some of this, Greg. Probably you are in far other territory now, especially with the completion of the far-future book.

http://www.edge.org/documents/life/Life_Full.pdf

Actually, am at present enjoying details of Moving Mars, where re-reading seems to bring out a great deal of careful thinking, and a roadmap first expressed which other novels of yours expand on. In their evocative, not exactly continuous way.

I guess we ought to be pretty grateful that you like to have these experiences, as I think have heard you express it.

Anyway, best wishes with some peace and new imagination as it visits, Greg.

Regards,
Roald


Re: Bio-interesting reading

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/18/2008

Thanks for the interesting document, Roald. Well worth a read. I've spoken with Freeman Dyson on these matters several times over the years, but have yet to meet Craig Venter. Freeman told me over ten years ago that he thought biology was becoming much more interesting than physics!

Re: Bio-interesting reading

From: patrick
Location:
Date: 01/19/2008

MM. I picked this up the other day but've been lollie-gaggin getting to read it. Definitely some of the topics over at Edge are starting to see beyond the current 'humanity'. Not just talking or thinking about it, but going there.

Re: Bio-interesting reading

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/20/2008

Transhumanists are alive and well, and will likely be the rugged-individualist conservatives of the future. Which is why I hope none of them grow up to be as big as Godzilla.

Re: Bio-interesting reading

From: Roald Laurenson
Location:
Date: 01/20/2008

Exceedingly well stated ;)

Thanks Greg, for a good smile...

R.

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