Have no fear: "sitting around" is not my intention.
The most worrisome thing to me is that it will
ultimately be politicians making the final
decisions--which are, of course, far too important to
be left to politicians.
--- "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <email@example.com> wrote: > Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote: > > > > If it happens, we're screwed. Accept this, and > decide what you're > > going to do about it. > > john marlow wrote: > > > > "For there is no secret and there is no defense; > there is no possibility of > > control except through the aroused understanding > and insistence of the > > peoples of the world. We scientists recognise our > inescapable responsibility to > > carry to our fellow citizens an understanding of > atomic energy and its > > implication for society. In this lies our only > security and our only hope - we > > believe that an informed citizenry will act for > life and not for death. > > ---Albert Einstein, 1947" > > So, basically sit around debating the issue until > the goo eats through an > artery. Okay. Just checking. > > I agree that this is better than nothing, but I have > to say that, in my > honest and considered estimation, it is not enough. > If goo gets loose, > we're screwed. If there's nothing we can do to > prevent it except rely on > a UN vote, we're still screwed. > > -- -- -- -- > -- > Eliezer S. Yudkowsky > http://singinst.org/ > Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for > Artificial Intelligence
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