Re: TERRORISM: looking for solutions

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Thu Sep 13 2001 - 00:43:07 MDT

On Wed, 12 Sep 2001 wrote:

> None of this will make the world safe, but if we work towards
> dispersing the large concentrations of people which make such inviting
> targets, we can reduce the actual costs of terrorist acts.

Problem with telepresence is that you need a high-quality avatar, to
maintain the feeling of connectedness monkeys need. I'm told the
high-powered executives prefer making decisions over dinners, because it
gives them a rich signature to sample the other person's trustworthiness,
in an absence of past interaction history track. This is the reason why
business and commerce tends to segregate in one place.

The technological solution will be necessarily expensive, and will have
face acceptance trouble in the targeted audience.

-- Eugen* Leitl <a href="">leitl</a>
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