Re: SCI and ECON Nanotech

Twirlip of Greymist (
Mon, 23 Sep 1996 17:42:21 -0700 (PDT)

On Sep 23, 4:43am, Lyle Burkhead wrote:

} There are no Genies and never will be. I'm not saying AI will never
} exist. What I'm saying is that it doesn't matter: any entity with
} at-least-human intelligence (artificial or not) won't work for free.

No? No religiously fanatical mites devoted to fulfilling my whim?
Humans did build the pyramids, after all. Humans have evolved basic
survival and kin/offspring protection instincts. Why would evolving
mites that bonded to me, rather than their children, never be possible,
or universally reduce their intelligence to less than useful levels? As
far as I can tell intelligence is one thing; motivations are another.
Different combinations should be possible.

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

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