Re: WTC and Low Tech

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Sep 20 2001 - 14:04:36 MDT

Mark Walker wrote:
> I was looking again at some pictures of those poor individuals trapped on
> the floors above the burning plane wrecks. The images of some of them
> jumping from the inferno is something I think I will never forget--even if I
> should become immortal. It occurred to me how terrible but for the lack of
> something as simple as a rope many of these people died. Obviously going
> down a hundred story building on a rope is dangerous, but we know at least
> in this case the alternative was not worse. Those of you who live or work in
> hi-rise buildings may want to think about investing in some low tech. Mark.

Sorry, I can't see a rope being much better than jumping. Do they make
fold-up pocket parachutes/paragliders?

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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