Re[4]: continuity of self [ was META: Sept. 11 and Singularity]

From: Cliff Stabbert (
Date: Sun Sep 15 2002 - 18:55:15 MDT

Sunday, September 15, 2002, 7:54:07 PM, Ben Goertzel wrote:

CS> Call me paranoid (you're ONE OF THEM, AREN'T YOU), but I'd say
CS> either be prepared to take your research underground once it
CS> starts really getting somewhere, and/or make sure it's distributed
CS> enough (e.g., through Open Source, publishing papers, etc.) that
CS> it cannot be easily contained.

BG> Yes, we have discussed the choice between these two options
BG> several times. You're right that these two extremes are the only
BG> "reasonably safe" options.

BG> Our emotional preference is for the latter route -- safety thru
BG> opening things up -- but we've deferred the decision till a later
BG> moment...

Who's "we"? This list, or Novamente?


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