Re: Goo prophylaxis:consensus

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Thu, 04 Sep 1997 17:07:10 -0500

Nicholas Bostrom wrote:
> Given an island vs. sea battle, and a certain minimum technology
^ but equal
> level on both sides, the sea will win, whether the "island" is a
> malevolent spore or a city.

> (I think that Eliezer share this position and that a "not" has got
> lost from his statement:
> >1b: Personal immune systems are feasible as a defense against
> > death goo.)]

Personal immune systems are feasible as defenses against death goo spores, but
not death goo seas. Depends which is the island.

Note that I was using "death goo" in the assassin sense, while "attack goo" or
"war goo" is large scale. Hence the confusion; I'll try to be more specific.

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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