Re: Major Technologies

Anders Sandberg (
06 Jan 1999 15:39:04 +0100

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> writes:

> With all due respect to the people at Foresight, active shields are a
> pipe dream. I don't dispute that they might be able to defend against
> malfunctioning assemblers, but military red goo will win every single
> time.

We'll see about that. I'm working on an analysis of active shields with Henrik Öhrström, and the outcome seems to be much trickier than our previous debate on the list suggested. Effective red goo and effective immune systems are both rather nontrivial, it turns out. I'll get back with more in while.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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