Re: "Starship Stormtroopers", by Michael Moorcock

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Thu, 01 Jul 1999 22:47:33 -0500

Damien Broderick wrote:
> Mike the Archangel from Mars is right
> because... well, because *that's the way things are*, and he *knows it*
> because he can speak *Martian, the Truth Language* and hence kill his
> enemies at a thought. A vision of a post-Singularity Power? Maybe - but a
> troubling one. Be afraid. Be very afraid.


*That's* your idea of a PSE? Mike the Moron? Heinlein in drag? *Him*? Great, now I've thrown up all over my keyboard.

If it looks human, if it interacts with humans as equals, if it has anthropomorphic emotions: It *does not* count as an *alien*, much less a Power.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Running on BeOS           Typing in Dvorak          Programming with Patterns
Voting for Libertarians   Heading for Singularity   There Is A Better Way