Damien Broderick wrote:
> Mike the Archangel from Mars is right
> because... well, because *that's the way things are*, and he *knows it*
> because he can speak *Martian, the Truth Language* and hence kill his
> enemies at a thought. A vision of a post-Singularity Power? Maybe - but a
> troubling one. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
PTOOH! PTOOH! PTOOH!
*That's* your idea of a PSE? Mike the Moron? Heinlein in drag? *Him*? Great, now I've thrown up all over my keyboard.
If it looks human, if it interacts with humans as equals, if it has anthropomorphic emotions: It *does not* count as an *alien*, much less a Power.
-- firstname.lastname@example.org Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://pobox.com/~sentience/tmol-faq/meaningoflife.html Running on BeOS Typing in Dvorak Programming with Patterns Voting for Libertarians Heading for Singularity There Is A Better Way