On Thu, Mar 01, 2001 at 11:22:05AM -0500, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> Charlie Stross wrote:
> > And here's another thought: we need critics.
> Samantha Atkins is a useful critic. These people are not. It takes a
> certain amount of native intelligence and future-shock-adaption to ask
> tough *creative* questions instead of just panicking over the basics.
Well, yes. But they're going to make people think -- and they're not
necessarily going to help their own cause by saying "use nanotech to
clean up pollution? Eeek! Evil science at work!"
What I'm getting at is the need for a general discussion, not just one
held between rival camps of zealots.
And yes, we _are_ zealots. (Clue: I consider myself to be on _your_ side.)
None is so blind to their ideology as the one who, un-noticing, swims in
it every day ...
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