Re: Article critiquing Bill Joy

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Sat Jun 10 2000 - 20:08:21 MDT

Franklin Wayne Poley wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Jun 2000 wrote:
> > provides
> > a good summary of the criticisms of Bill Joy's call for "relinquishing"
> > technological advancement and economic growth.
> I think all ultra-wealthy people are "conservative". After all, why should
> they want to see "progressive" forces at work? They've 'got it made' as
> long as the status quo continues.
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> Machine Psychology: (file #10)
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Bzzt, wrong. Any rational person, whether "ultra-wealthy" (is that $100mm?)
or not, should be interested in trying to push ahead these kinds of
research. Otherwise they are likely to find themselves dead. Although
I myself might not be ultra-wealthy (yet :-), I know of some people who I
think would qualify, and they are definitely not conservative.

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