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

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Jan 12 2001 - 00:41:58 MST

From: "John Marlow" <>
> 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.

At least with an alien intelligence in charge we might have a chance,
which is more than we have with the morons who get elected to office

--J. R.

Life-as-it-could-be is a territory we can only study by first creating it.

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