In this case, the Gatesian strategy involves keeping track of all the personal
information about everyone including luddites (whenever possible). This could
make HailStorm more powerful than a thousand J. Edgar Hoovers (and that really
sucks). Yes, it would invite lawsuits... it would invite many lawsuits... and
it would win them all. All hail HailStorm! The legal master of the universe
(and contender for title of 1st IT to intimidate all sentient life).
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism
Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
(Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Lorrey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2001 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: SOC: "Changing Society's Infrastructure"
> A typically Gatesian move would be to publicly espouse the luddite meme,
> while working to undermine it from within, which would invite lawsuits
> from both Larry Ellison on one side, and Bill Joy on the other...
> "J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> > Craig Mundie, the MS senior vice president helping Chairman Gates develop
> > future strategies, says Microsoft is up to the challenge of "changing
> > society's infrastructure." If the Bill Joy phobic meme ever infects Bill
> > Gates, SI may come to mean suicidal intelligence. --J. R.
> > Microsoft's 'HailStorm' service stirs up online privacy issues
> > 334
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