From: Christian L. (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Aug 16 2001 - 13:43:13 MDT
Gordon Worley wrote:
>At 1:04 AM +0000 8/16/01, Christian L. wrote:
>>Gordon Worley wrote:
>>>I think you are totally misunderstanding the Sysop.
>>My definition of the Sysop would be something like: an entity that
>>will divide up the energy of the solar-system/galaxy/[what have you]
>>evenly among the citizens. When this entity recieves energy from a
>>citizen, the energy is converted to a form asked for by the citizen
>>(information, golf balls, ice-cream, the color of John Sticks
>>underpants, ...) in the optimal way.
>>This is my premise for scenario-building. It is not a prediction of
>>What Will Happen.
>Your premise is where I think you are mistaken.
>From The Cobuild Series English Dictionary: "A premise is something you
suppose is true and that you use as a basis for developing an idea".
A premise cannot be mistaken, it is the axiom that the rest of the
discussion is based upon. It would then seem that we were debating under
My argument was: given a wish-granting Sysop, there would be virtually no
trade among the citizens. Do you agree to this conclusion?
>Until I see a
>compelling reason why the Sysop would *have* to offer wish granting
>services, I will not write about it formally.
Well, he doesn't *have* to do anything, but I assumed that wish-granting was
a Friendly thing to do.
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