Re: Sen. Judd Gregg (R-New Hampshire) called for a global prohibition on encryption

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Sep 14 2001 - 11:32:54 MDT

From: "Anders Sandberg" <>
> Note that we now are essentially back to
> square one with the clipper chip

Right, the clipper chip and other forms of individualist rights infringement
are on the way. Now the important issue is whether ultimate control of these
socially invasive technologies goes to political entities which are infected
with religious memes or extropic memes. To phrase it differently, we can't
stop implementation of these new technologies, so we should consider
influencing who gets control of them. Do we want Big Brother to be a religious
fanatic, a megalomaniac, a transhumanist, an extropic scientist, or a
Superintelligent machine?

Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values

We won't move into a better future until we debunk religiosity, the most
regressive force now operating in society.

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