RE: Ben's "Extropian Creed"

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Tue Nov 14 2000 - 07:18:42 MST

Well, is there any kind of evidence that private currency can actually work
(i.e., not fall prey to even worse corruption than happens with gov't
in 3'rd world countries?)


> You're right that this is SL2 stuff, but Ben Goertzel is here for the AI -
> it's okay if he hasn't read 90K about private currencies. He is
> a busy man.
> Let us try not to use words like "totally ridiculous".
> (By the way, Ben, the reason the statement is "totally ridiculous" is that
> dollars are the US currency by government fiat, not because
> government dollars
> outcompeted private currencies. We see no reason to be grateful for the
> dollar, just as we see no reason to be grateful for the US government's
> desultory, annoying mail service.)
> Okay, total side issue, never mind, back to the main subject.
> -- -- -- -- --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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