Re: Down With Democracy?

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu Oct 04 2001 - 09:42:21 MDT

From: "Anders Sandberg" <>
> The issue is how
> to enhance them to be even better foundations, and remove the public
> choice risks that do exist.

Shakespeare suggested a potent tool for improving republics long ago. The
difficulty is in how to implement his recommendation. Meanwhile, the
evolutionary phase transition is in danger of being choked to death by
litigation which would shackle the Net and outlaw encryption.

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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