Re: Concering your neoluddite theory

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sat Jan 20 2001 - 02:45:09 MST

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> Michael LaTorra, has it occurred to you that perhaps the future is not
> well-served by pointing out transhumanism on the Web to raving
> over-the-edge Luddites, in the same sense that if a band of
> environmentalist terrorists armed with grenades took an Extro conference
> hostage, one would not cheerfully point to Max More and say: "Oh, talk to
> him; why, he's practically the planetary expert on how technology can
> solve *all* your problems, without any need for those silly
> flamethrowers."


With all (considerable) due respect, has it occurred to you that others
may be able to make an intelligent evaluation of risks for themselves?
This is the second such post I've seen from you and I'm frankly
beginning to wonder if you are not just a tad paranoid. Treating people
that do not get it with a little respect and pointing them to
information sources is not the same as simply painting a big target on
said sources of information. If you want to be paranoid then I suggest
you immediately heavily encrypt all of your writings and posts as the
WEB and email are notoriously open to all who might want to read it.
Only give out the keys to your encrypted information to those who have
been triply verified and vouched for as true goodniks serving the cause
of Friendliness.

- samantha

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