Re: freedom vs even distribution

Damien Broderick (
Mon, 14 Jun 1999 13:33:22 +0000

At 11:54 AM 13/06/99 EDT, Greg wrote:

>> life. So TransAnders creates an offspring posthuman which he tweaks
>> the basic values and cognitive patterns of slightly. After a long
>> minute of upbringing, discussions and gradual divergence occurs,
>> during which TransAnders subtly manipulates the offspring into
>> becoming a fierce but clever altruist willing to risk everything to
>> help the humans. In the end it does this, incurring the wrath of
>> everybody else, but never revealing any link to TransAnders since it
>> doesn't know it, and will never allow anybody to read its source code
>> while it is alive.
>PLEASE someone write a science fiction novel based on this plot -- great

Charlie Stross, a sometime-visitor to this list, has done so, but it is as yet unpublished. Can't understand why. He writes good.

Damien Broderick