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The Reliquary of Principles

Encode your soul @ HB Before you die, and live on.
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Remember, when [bristolz] passed away?... Information-theoretic definition of death implies you're not dead, if the structures encoding your personality, memories, beliefs, desires etc. can be reconstructed to appropriate functional level through inference.

Here is what: a community has much lower probability of disappearing from existence than an individual, and a person's essence sometimes can be summarized in a short motto of one's life.

The Reliquary of Principles would be a page dedicated for the guiding principles of halfbakers' lives, a place where these principles are kept, and collected slowly, at everyone's pace, since it would require everyone's introspection and time.

Hopefully this could become good a source of inspiration, and just maybe, a way for those who may inevitably die in the future, to survive, in some form, in those, whom they will inspire.

Inyuki, May 28 2012

Wikipedia - Information-theoretic death http://en.wikipedia...ion-theoretic_death
[Inyuki, May 28 2012]

Halfbakery - bristolz http://www.halfbakery.com/user/bristolz
[Inyuki, May 28 2012]

Blundstones http://www.blundstone.com/
[UnaBubba, Jun 04 2012]


       I think 'Reliquary of Principles' might be a more apt name for this, but I like it. The idea that I could come back many times over the course of my life and add little pieces of wisdom to that which I and others have previously laid down has a somewhat Zen-like feeling. [+]
Alterother, May 28 2012

       // 'Reliquary of Principles' //   

       Definitely… 'Graveyard of Principles' makes it sound as if being elected to public office is somehow involved.
8th of 7, May 28 2012

       Whoa did you post this before or after my posting? I didn't see it until now.
rcarty, May 28 2012

       I found a nice quote in one of the links:   

       "It is impossible to conclude based on present evidence that either failure criterion is likely to be met."
MaxwellBuchanan, May 28 2012

       Ok. With your recommendations, renamed the idea to 'The Reliquary of Principles'.   

       I see.
Inyuki, May 28 2012

       Much though I agree with the motivation behind this idea, and much though I love the HB, the perpetuation of my HB-related idiosyncracies is not really the full nine yards of immortality I aspire to.   

       As Woody Allen said when asked if he hoped to become immortal through his cinematographic legacy, "No. I want to become immortal by not dying."   

       I think the HB may have significantly extended the lifespans of some of its regular denizens, but by keeping them alive rather than by immortalizing them.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 28 2012

       [MaxwellBuchanan], can't agree with you more. Indeed, it won't bring the true immortality, which, some other ideas actually bring us closer to.
Inyuki, May 28 2012

       Who wants to live forever?
UnaBubba, May 28 2012

       anyone who is not prepared to commit suicide.
xaviergisz, May 28 2012

       We're probably all prepared to commit suicide in the right circumstances, I would suggest.
UnaBubba, May 28 2012

       I'm not getting this one. How is it possible to tell the guiding principles of halfbakers' lives, is this just a place where we put opinions of others here formed from reading their posts?
Phrontistery, May 28 2012

       That's the point... are they principles or merely observed attributes?
UnaBubba, May 28 2012

       The HB'ers will live on as long as there is not another system crash. Anyway, [UnaBubba] died once and came back already. And see what trouble that caused! But still, [+].
sqeaketh the wheel, Jun 01 2012

       There's no trouble, [squeak]. Everything is cool and sweet, while there's no-one stepping on my toes.
UnaBubba, Jun 01 2012

       I agree, [UB}. Keep those steel-toed Doc Martins on.
sqeaketh the wheel, Jun 01 2012

       Doc Martens? Soft-toed casual shoes.   

       In Blundstones we trust.
UnaBubba, Jun 04 2012


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