Re: Taking the billion? Re: Gedankenexperiments

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From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Thu Aug 17 2000 - 09:55:28 PDT

Dave wrote:

"I believe we're all barking farting chihuauhuas, no matter how much money you
have you die anyway, and your lifespan is incomprehensibly short and the space
you occupy infintesmally small, even if you "own" the whole earth. Build your
asteroid defenses, and die before they're needed. Better not to build them at

It is amazing how even fairly technical people like those on this list have
no real idea of what the near future is going to bring. It isn't going to be
a Star Trekian world where everyone still dies at age 90 and goes flying
around in space in huge ships. You are viewing the future from shocklevel 1:

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence (temp site)

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