Re: How hard a Singularity?

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sat Jun 22 2002 - 23:05:53 MDT

James Higgins wrote:
> Why the HELL would anyone working on the Singularity obey the law? By
> the time anyone even realized that they didn't it would be too late.
> Not to mention the fact that it takes government bodies YEARS to
> understand moderately complicated technology. Look at the Internet for
> an example, many government bodies still don't get it; and that is based
> on 20+ year old technology...

Uh huh. Go tell your local congress critters and law
enforcement that you and your gang are going to do something
that will change everything irrevocably and that you will do it
regardless of what they think or do and that there is no
conceivable way they can stop you. Click the stopwatch at the
end of the speech. Let me know how long it took before you were
  put away for a psych evaluation and/or tossed in prison with
no access to computers if they took you seriously.

Tell me why law-abiding people that believe in
self-determination and having a say in their destiny should
treat someone who says there say is meaningless and they don't
count would treat you differently.

- samantha

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