Re: Humor: helping Eliezer to fulfill his full potential

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sun Nov 05 2000 - 21:19:53 MST

Brian Atkins wrote:

> Mainly just in case Eugene or den Otter show up? :-) Don't get me started
> on our bunker and small arsenal of weapons...

Do allow me to make one semi-serious point among the mirth
and jocularity. Whenever the nanotech enthusiasts speak publicly,
they point out the dangers of the technology, and spend some time
describing possible safety measures, such as Ralph's broadcast
architecture. Every time I hear Drexler or Merkle speak, they
mention safeguards.

What is Singularity Institute's counterpart to that? Are yall thinking
safety? Is there some kind of technology which would allow yall
to hit the off switch if something goes awry? You know Im a big
fan of the HWoMBeP and all of yall, but if yall are rushing headlong
into unknown and dangerous technology without appropriate safety
measures (if such a term even applies) then I understand some of
the criticism yall are getting. spike

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