Re: The Spike, nanotech, and a future scenario

Eric Watt Forste (
Tue, 07 Oct 1997 18:41:24 -0700

Erik Moeller writes:
> How can anyone... How can anyone... etc.

Nice set of strawmen you've got lined up there, Erik. Your arguments
would be more effective if you actually engaged with your opponents
instead of merely taunting them. Although most of your taunts are
rhetorical-question "refutations" of positions I'm unwilling to
defend, you are completely wrong in a few places. For instance,
the monopolies that actually exist in the world are mostly a result
of special government grants-of-privilege and laws forbidding
competition with these monopolies. For example, the European PTTs.
But you seem more interested in taunting than in arguing, so I'll
just stop there.

> The answer: By thinking.

Observation is easily as important as thought. Thought without
observation is worth no more than observation without thought.

Eric Watt Forste ++ ++ expectation foils perception -pcd