Re: GEEKS: Linus Torvalds on Bill Joy

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sun Jul 22 2001 - 15:26:12 MDT

On Sun, Jul 22, 2001 at 11:28:59AM -0700, J. R. Molloy wrote:
> Bill Joy's article "The Future Doesn't Need Us" implied to me the fearful
> possibility that the future might need us after all, only to discover (to the
> horror of all concerned) that we're not around anymore. Oh my! Dr. Jekyll
> can't go back to being Mr. Hyde, because Mr. Hyde got transhumanized. So, if
> we make a big mistake and create a technological nightmare future of dystopia
> and amplified misery, we're (no, they're) up the proverbial creek with no
> futuristic equivalent of a paddle.

Which is of course a good argument for diversity and allowing different
people to become whatever they want. All the really dystopian scenarios
are based on the idea of having everybody being forced (or making) the
same mistake, with nobody remaining as dissenters, individual offshoots
or genetic reserves.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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