Re: Pointless Re: Eugene's nuclear threat

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Wed Oct 04 2000 - 13:02:16 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> Brian Atkins writes:
> > You must be suffering some serious cognitive dissonance about now, since
> > your chosen area of study is exactly the thing that may open Pandora's box
> > so to speak. And it isn't just us- you've got your favorite de Garis who
> Sure, but we'll need that hardware for human uploads, and this is
> about the only thing which can save our ass on the long run. I'm not
> to be held responsible (notice the relatively (and
> uncharacteristically) radical attitude towards misuse of certain
> technologies as demonstrated in recent sequence of posts) if that
> hardware is to be put to wrong use by irresponsible people. (And,
> yeah, fat chance for me actually having any measurable impact, so
> nyanya).

This is hilarious (scary?), the dissonance has already kicked in apparently
such that you are rationalizing away your responsibility. Shades of the
scientists working on the original A-bomb perhaps?

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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