Re: Threat Recognition Testing

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Fri Oct 05 2001 - 11:02:13 MDT


From: "Andrew Clough" <aclough@mit.edu>
> If people are to be screened multiple times, is there a chance that they
> could recognize immages and words from previous screenings, thus creating
> false positives. Of course you can always get more images, but I imagine
> this would grow increasingly difficult.

It's a difficult issue, and one that we may not have the opportunity to
resolve. You see, the developers of threat recognition testing have all failed
their screenings, been identified as terrorists, and have consequently been
detained.


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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.



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