Re: Singularity: Just Say No!

Anders Sandberg (
18 Jan 1999 12:49:59 +0100 writes:

> In a message dated 1/18/99 2:59:31 AM Central Standard Time,
> writes:
> > >I'm in "favor" of the singularity as I understand it., because.
> > > a. It's inevitable.
> > > b. It's going to harm my enemies.
> >
> > With some trepidation in his voice, Chris asks the great prophetic EvMick,
> > "Who might those enemies be?".
> My enemies are government. From reading I conclude that government will be
> badly hurt .

:-) As Duncan Frissell put it, "What we seek is not the overthrow of the government but a situation in which it gets lost in the shuffle". Although invoking singularities to get rid of bad government is a bit like using x-ray lasers to sharpen pencils.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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