Date: Tue Oct 31 2000 - 15:51:34 MST
Frum Sci-Fi fans?
In a message dated 10/31/2000 3:23:10 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< Incidentally, if at first you don't succeed - give up! You aren't going to
convert an entire high school away from media zombiehood just by wishing. If
you have somebody you particularly care about or who seems to be particularly
bright, it might be worth persisting - otherwise, you're just annoying them.
My own *parents*, Dr. and Dr. Yudkowsky, who are both longtime science
fans, still aren't hip to the Singularity.
Try getting them to watch "The Matrix", or to read "Godel, Escher, Bach" or
"Permutation City". Remember, they have lives beyond the moment in which
you're trying to persuade them - choose methods that augment your audience
even if they don't believe you.
-- -- -- -- --
Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://intelligence.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence >>
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