Re: Singularity: can't happen here

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Sep 10 2001 - 10:50:33 MDT

On Mon, 10 Sep 2001, Christian Szegedy wrote:

> I am completely sure that this menace can not be fought by technical
> means such as secure distributed networks and underground hacking. Our

You're completely, positively, absolutely sure? Wow. It is sure nice to
wake up in the morning to an universe of perfect certainties.

> intentions are not to copy illegal stuff and live in fear, but work
> and develop freely, accelerate progress and be accepted. These goals
> are not to be achieved by more advanced technology, only by politics.

Excellent idea.

Assuming, you lose? Then you have only two options: rebellion in physical
space, or said "underground hacking". Both of them require long-term
planning and preparation. Notice that rebellion in physical space is
pretty much doomed without underground networks, and secure communication.

Good luck with your politics. Considering the public apathy, you're going
to need it.

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