Re: ART? Re: Skeptics Take on the Extropian Concept

Michael M. Butler (butler@comp*
Sat, 28 Feb 1998 06:09:39 -0800

That's absolutely FABULOUS, Anders!
I had no IDEA you .se techies were THAT together.
Hmm. I may have to rethink my biases. :) :)
After all, you guys are good at engineering
_and_ fairy tales... :)

Proud to know you,


>> Absent art, one branch of which is technology (and I'll fight that one to
>> the _death_, I will), there is nothing worth preserving or enhancing.
>It might be amusing to point out that the motto of the Royal Institute
>of Technology (where I reside) is "Science and Art". The two
>essentials of technology.

Bingo. A dumb robot (weak weak AI) could conceivably "do science".
But what could it _do_ with what it had done? :) :)


>Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
>GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y
"The highest love [is] uniquely human,
the product of compassion and liberty;
not one at the expense of the other."
-- L. A. Chu and M. M. Butler

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