>It gave me the feeling I get when looking down that first drop on
>the roller coaster. Hang on.
...in a thick fog! And don't close your eyes.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Ken Clements
Sent: April 3, 2000 1:42 PM
Subject: Re: Hofstadter Symposium
One of the questions asked at the symposium was "What does technology want
do?" in the context of rates of change that look like double exp functions
when you plot them. I think the 'technology' here is the whole technology
memeplex which is using humanity for its advancement, and that BJ wants us
stop. On of the classic results of control theory is that when you are
a system changing at this kind of rate rate, once you see what is going to
happen, it is waaaay to late to do anything about it.
This concept was brought to mind as I drove to work today and listened to
story about the British cloning decision, and a couple of other technology
reports. It gave me the feeling I get when looking down that first drop on
the roller coaster. Hang on.
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