Re: Singularity: can't happen here

From: Russell Blackford (
Date: Mon Sep 10 2001 - 17:20:03 MDT

Christian quoted Charlie

> > Let me go further: the FASTEST way to build public support for
>> draconian legislation of this type in the UK would be to somehow
>> link DRM circumvention tools to handguns in the public mind.

And said

>I agree completely.
>We should keep in mind: the extreme position of the politicians
>against cloning has mainly one reason: a book called "Brave New World".
>No politician can afford to be associatad with a negative utopia. More
>concretely: no politican can afford to be associated with something
>which is FEARED.

Yes, exactly.

>It does not matter whether it is well found or not.

Quite so.

>Therefore, I think the best way to get support against this legislation
>associate it with Orwells 1984.

Well yes. Good point.

Now please someone actually dissect the proposed legislation for us so we
can appreciate its *precise* effects (and intentions). I may be the only one
here whose impression is very
blurred at the moment, but humour me. If I understand an issue properly and
can be convinced that it is a priority, I will do my little bit of activism.

I realise I could research it for myself but I have a lot of
other projects on the go at the moment, and part of the reason for being on
this list is to
save some duplication of effort.


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