"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> Brian Atkins wrote:
> > One possible solution is being pursued directly by SIAI- jump past the
> > nanotech stage directly to superhuman intelligence. Vote with your donation
> > dollars, but I feel this is a better approach than trying to develop what
> > will likely be ineffective means of nanotech/biowar defense. Actually I
> > donate to both Foresight and SIAI... hedging my bets I guess.
> Legal disclaimer: We (SIAI) aren't registered with Charitable
> Organizations in Georgia (they haven't returned my calls) so we can't
> legally solicit donations. Also we don't have tax-exempt status yet.
Eli, you have to understand how to play the game. Explain to the sister
that you are involved in, PRAISE THE LORD, research into the true
ultimate and final purpose of the human race, and its purpose in the
Grand Scheme of Things. That yours is a lay organization doing the Good
Work of the Great Architect among the imperfect souls of the earth,
preparing man for the End of Dayz.... I'm sure they would be quite
happy to help you out with the paperwork. Be sure to show up at their
office with a fish pin on your collar....
"In the end more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free." --- Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)
"A person who wants a society that is both safe and free, wants what never has been, and what never will be." --- Thomas Jefferson
"It's a Republic, if you can keep it..." --- Benjamin Franklin
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