Re: Frustration with politics explained

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Mon, 13 Oct 1997 21:56:14 -0700

At 05:35 PM 10/13/97 -0700, Geoff Smith <> wrote:
>Sounds pretty Utopian to me. How do you know that an oppressive
>government in some form will not exist post-singularity? We could
>probably maintain an anarchy now, but we don't. How can you be so sure
>this is going to change? Are superintelligences by nature libertarian?
>IMO, that would be an arrogant assumption on the part of
>Now, I'm not claiming I can predict what post-singularity will be like
>(which is obviously futile) On the contrary, I am trying to show that we
>cannot rule out *any* possibility. The only preparation for an uncertain
>future is in the attempt to create the future. Creating the future
>involves enacting change in the present. If we don't start now, things
>might get ugly. Betting the problems of politics will be solved by the
>singularity is not a risk I'm willing to take.
Maybe you should start by reading Max More's article on
'Deep Anarchy" <>.

Frederick Mann

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