Re: [transadmin] Quick Suggestion

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Mon Sep 18 2000 - 23:01:25 MDT

Ahh well I am always interested in investing in good /for profit/ opps :-)
Let me know if anything pops up.

Alex Future Bokov wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Sep 2000, Brian Atkins wrote:
> > Alex you speak of founder advantages- are you talking about starting a
> > commercial effort in this area, or are you planning an open source approach?
> Yes.
> > (P.S. aren't you already working on something else? How will you have time
> > for this?)
> At least half a dozen completely different things at last count. Boy do
> I wish Transhumanism had more people-hours to go around!
> It dovetails nicely, IMO. This particular effort would not itself be a
> profit making venture, but it would benefit the for-profit project I'm
> working on by cultivating a core of early-adopters and minimizing the
> barriers to adoption by design-ahead. In turn, it would benefit the web
> developers involved by giving them a head start in a product that I
> believe will take over the world.
> However, even if we aren't the ones who win, whoever does will have to
> do so by rolling out a product with certain characteristics, which I
> outlined in my previous message, and which I'm led to believe are
> described in the novel EarthWeb (that is still on my to-read list,
> unfortunately). If these characteristics are anticipated, and standards
> for them agreed upon, there will be less delay and wasted effort due to
> incompatibilities between the various competing products.

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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