Alex Future Bokov wrote:
> Thus, a little passage from Khalil Gibran becomes...
> Sheik Abbas was looked upon as a terrorist by the people of a solitary
> nuclear plant in North Lebanon. His silo stood in the midst of those
> radioactive anthrax vats like a revolutionary special ops unit amidst
> the imperialist oppressors.
Why stop your creativity there? Use an ELIZA algorithm plus some frame-based
storytellers to generate endlessly realistic stories of artificial plots
carried out between artificial personas at various email accounts. Use 40-bit
encryption so the NSA can break it, and see how many cypherpunks are willing
to create Distributed Fake Terrorist Accounts for the game. Like a giant game
Can't you just see it now?
firstname.lastname@example.org: "We have obtained a pony nuke."
email@example.com: "The target is to be the World Trade Center, on June
firstname.lastname@example.org: "Our contact in the Mafia can supply an untraceable
And so on.
Making the world safe for nuclear terrorists... at some point, I start to
question the point of all this. Maybe we should be generating false positives
for money laundering instead? Or would that be a sign of moral weakness?
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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