Re: Interview with the enemy

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Apr 18 2001 - 08:14:31 MDT

Charlie Stross wrote:
> See:,3604,474332,00.html --
> Duncan Campbell talks to John Zerzan.
> "It's the effort to understand and do away with every form of domination,
> and that involves questioning very basic institutions, including the
> division of labour and domestication upon which the whole edifice
> of civilisation and technology rests ... If you took away division of
> labour and domestication you might have something pretty close to what
> obtained for the first two million years of the species, during which
> there was leisure time, there was quite a lot of gender equality and
> no organised violence - which doesn't sound too bad. They say: 'Oh,
> you want to be a caveman.' Well, maybe that's somewhat true."

*Chimpanzees* have organized violence.
I am deeply unimpressed.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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