Re: Paradox--was Re: Active shields, was Re: Criticism depth, was Re: Homework, Nuke, etc..

Date: Fri Jan 12 2001 - 10:23:39 MST

In a message dated 1/11/01 10:42:43 PM, writes:

>Yes; precisely. My read on, for instance, Drexler's
>active shield concept is that we hand over
>peacekeeping tasks to an AI which is equipped with
>weapons superior to all others. The moment that
>happens--no more checks or balances. If ti decides for
>reasons we are unable even to fathom that we're toast,
>we're toast.

I'll go for that. The idea of giving one entity ultimate power
is just nuts, regardless of what the entity is.

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