The Singularity and Nanotechnology

John K Clark (
Sat, 28 Sep 1996 10:24:40 -0700 (PDT)


On Sat, 28 Sep 1996 Lyle Burkhead <> CLAIMED I said:

>As John Clark said,
>Human judgment is not involved whenever one post needs
>to be written to reply to another, very dumb automatic
>process do it for us.

That is NOT what I said! What I actually said was:

>Human judgment is not involved whenever one logic gate needs
>to be connected to another, very dumb automatic process do
>it for us,

I don't think it's playing fair to deliberately misquote me just so you can
better insult a fellow list member, it makes it sound like I agree with your
childish name calling of Rich, and I most certainly do not.

I also note that you attack Rich for not providing enough details as to why
manufacturing with Nanotechnology is much easier than conventional
manufacturing, yet when I try to provide some of those very details you say
you want your only reply is:

>This is very boring.

I was hoping to get some intelligent feedback, I was hoping that if there
were any errors in my logic you could help me find them, when somebody
corrects one of my errors I am in their dept. Instead of an informative post
from you I get the following:

>John, if you uploaded yourself into better hardware, you
>would just miss the point a hundred times faster.

Well, I guess that's a little better than "if brains were dynamite you
couldn't blow your nose", but not much. Apparently at some point in your life
you have had an epiphany and The Truth was revealed to you, namely that
Nanotechnology can not possibly work. Since you already know The Truth there
is no point in being confused by the dull facts. I think I need to change my
debating tactics with you and close my copy of Science Magazine and get out
Captain Eddy's book of 1001 insults.

John K Clark

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