Re: here we go and then some ....

Eugene Leitl (
Sat, 10 Jan 1998 18:04:51 +0300 (MSK)

On Fri, 9 Jan 1998, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> [...]
> What is it that they fear? What can we do to assuage that fear or

That fear is caused by ignorance. Obviously cloning, even human cloning is
very small beer with what we are to expect next. What we have here is imo
the first instance of (state-backed) neoluddism, with _more_ to come. Once
the mainstream gets wind of the whole progress Pandora package... Is this
the first shadows of Butler's Jihad? Such a thing would certainly delay
the Singularity significantly.

> (often more effective) to ridicule it?

Alas, education is not something that can be administered by force.