Re: Gingrich, Moynihan step down

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Mon, 09 Nov 1998 20:01:04 -0600

Dan Fabulich wrote:
> While I agree that it's nice for Congress to be forward-looking, it would
> be much nicer if he had more libertarian leanings than it would be that he
> be at Future Shock level 4. The future can take care of itself; all we
> want/need gov't to do is get out of the way!

What I'm trying to point out is that the two are hardly unrelated. Would a science fiction fan have reflexively banned cloning? Of course not. Cloning is a totally innocent technology which is not subject to any abuses whatsoever - it's simply a way of artificially producing unsynchronized identical twins. President Cl*nt*n banned it because cloning is SL2 and President Cl*nt*n is SL0.

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