Re: Eliezer is only nineteen years-old!! (fwd)

Robert J. Bradbury (
Wed, 11 Aug 1999 11:52:44 -0700 (PDT)

> Subject: Re: Eliezer is only nineteen years-old!!

After some discussion on this topic, I'm forced to confront the fact that it doesn't seem we have any independent verification that Eliezer is in fact 19.

He wasn't at the Extro 4 conference to my knowledge and I haven't seen any letters from someone who hangs out with him personally (though one would suppose these could be forged by Eliezer himself posing as someone else).

I would argue that we need an independent verification, either by multiple authenticated agents who know him or by a real "netmeeting" with video (some kind of online Turing test that would be difficult for him to fake using current technology).

No offense intended towards anyone, just a case in point about the degree to which we are going to have to question our assumptions *and* beliefs.