From: "John Marlow" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
Life-as-it-could-be is a territory we can only study by first creating it.
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