"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> Spike Jones wrote:
> > Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> > > Wouldn't it be great if we could pass an international law that said
> > > that nations had to fight their wars in simulators?
> > Roger that, pal. Roger that bigtime. spike
> "I wish everyone would renounce violence forever."
> "That's a beautiful thought, Dogbert."
> "If no one else was violent I could conquer the whole stupid world with
> just a butter knife."
Heh heh heh- yeah, the problem with international law is, how do you
enforce it? The key word is "force". I'd have liked a rule requiring
schoolyard squabbles to be resolved with wet noodles at five paces, but
I learned brawling and dirty tricks (eye gouging, strangulation, and
broken bottles to name a few) instead. One of the joys of attending
public school in New York City.
Cooperative agreements are for people who can cooperate, and sovereign
governments have a poor track record for that.
-- Doug Jones Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace http://www.xcor-aerospace.com
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