Re: Hugo de Garis

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Jun 22 2000 - 12:13:13 MDT

Bryan Moss wrote:
> "Hugo de Garis"
> Discovery Channel TV Documentary on the Prospects of a
> Gigadeath Artilect War to Air in June 2000
> ---
> This is all Bill Joy's fault!
> BM

Actually, Dr. Hugo de Garis was doing this long before Bill Joy arrived
on the scene. They do seem to exemplify a common style, though. Deep,
portentous statements are intoned, but you get the impression that it's
all just a game to them, like they're doing it because they enjoy
getting in front of television cameras and acting concerned. If either
of them really care about preventing the holocausts they foresee,
there's no visible sign of it. Their futuristic projections/remedies
are so utterly unrealistic that they seem to be selected more for
dramatic impact than any trace of realism. Relinquishment? Cosmists
versus Terrans? What planet did these guys grow up on?

--    Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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