The way I see it, I only want to have kids if it will be a win-win-win.
A win for me, in that I will enjoy it.
A win for them, in that I can raise them wonderfully and in a wonderful reality.
And a win for existence, in that their existence will significantly improve the ratio of awesome to crappy.
What does this mean?
Well, for me to enjoy it, I have to be ready to diprioritize everything in my life so that they are my first priority for at least 30 years.
Which means that I will have reached a place where I have created and much automated a series of businesses that are improving the world, I have found a way to be immortal, I have explored and customized and come to an understanding of who I am, and I have found a woman who is perfect genetically and philosophically.
I have to ensure that they win out of this.
Which means that they come into a world that contains a plethora of resources they can use to grow and explore and create and enjoy, and that they have a father who knows how to help them do so and can put them as his number 1 priority and investment of both time and resources. I imagine that, once the first win is achieved, this will be too.
I have to ensure that existence becomes significantly more awesome because of this.
If the first two are achieved, all that is left is logistics. They must not be ‘more mouths to feed’, a source of more pollution, or takers of more space. Which means that the problems of healthy and abundant nourishment must be solved (sky farms, soylent, etc.), the problems of pollution must be solved (green energy, mining asteroids, hemp, etc.), and the problems of running out of space must be solved (colonization of other planets & building of spaceships to create more desired space). Therefore, having these kids will simply improve the ratio of awesome people to not awesome people, and be a net win.
I believe that my genetics are good ones (an assumption I will test to confirm), and therefore likely to create awesome offspring.
So, I believe that I will one day have kids.
Well, for all these things to be achieved, and looking at who I plan to be at the age of 100, I expect that I may be many hundreds or even a few thousand years old by the time I choose to have kids.
This is, obviously, assuming that I find a way to live this long with a healthy body. Which I expect requires no small amount of biohacking, as well as the ability to, should I experience a physical death, download myself, clone my body or create a compatible new one, and re-upload myself into it.
Right, good to see that that’s figured out.