Fwd: [SPORK, XORK, S/TORK] Astronomical Waste, or, Keep Your Eyes On The Prize
Sat, 22 Mar 2003 17:59:21 -0800
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Begin forwarded message:
> From: Bill Humphries <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Sat Mar 22, 2003 5:40:41 PM US/Pacific
> To: Jeff Bone <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [SPORK, XORK, S/TORK] Astronomical Waste, or, Keep Your
> Eyes On The Prize
> On Friday, March 21, 2003, at 11:44 PM, Jeff Bone wrote:
>> The thing that chaps me the most about the last 2-3 years is the
>> waste: time, resources, focus, effort, unity. There are REAL costs
>> to the insanity we've been embedded in. The costs must be accounted
> Interesting, perhaps we'll be brought to task by a court of the unmade
> future generations of humankind, a.k.a. _This is the Way the World
> Ends_ .
> Also worth considering, in another of Bostrom's Papers , he
> "Reductions in existential risks [i.e. game over for humankind risks
> such as quantum mechanical horrors and BIG ASS rock from space ] are
> global public goods  and may therefore be undersupplied by the
> market . Existential risks are a menace for everybody and may
> require acting on the international plane. Respect for national
> sovereignty is not a legitimate excuse for failing to take
> countermeasures against a major existential risk."
> So I'll suggest that it may be fruitful for John and Jeff to engage
> over the question of is Saddam is an existential risk as defined > below.
>  http://www.sff.net/people/Jim.Morrow/worldend.html
>  http://www.jetpress.org/volume9/risks.html
> -- whump (make love, not grey goo)
Bill Humphries <firstname.lastname@example.org>