Re: Paradox--was Re: Active shields, was Re: Criticism depth, was Re: Homework, Nuke, etc..

From: John Marlow (
Date: Thu Jan 11 2001 - 23:40:57 MST

Yes; precisely. My read on, for instance, Drexler's
active shield concept is that we hand over
peacekeeping tasks to an AI which is equipped with
weapons superior to all others. The moment that
happens--no more checks or balances. If ti decides for
reasons we are unable even to fathom that we're toast,
we're toast.

john marlow

--- wrote:
> In a message dated 1/11/01 8:47:21 PM,
> writes:
> >Marlow's Paradox:
> >
> >“We cannot entrust our fate to machines without
> >emotions, for they have no compassion; we cannot
> >entrust our fate to machines with emotions, for
> they
> >are unpredictable.”
> >
> >Basically, we can't trust machines.
> And what's different about people? We have checks
> and balances in goverment, contracts and arbiters in
> business, credit checks and gossip in personal life,
> all
> for good reason.

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