Re: Smalley-Drexler debate

From: Tomaz Kristan (
Date: Mon Dec 01 2003 - 12:03:40 MST

Rational, progress seeking people (like Drexler) should
be more Machiavellian. Why to sponsor "Newcombs", who
keep saying that "It's impossible to fly!", by even
talking with them? To be perfectly honest, I guess. But
there is no real use in doing so. The majority, or at
least a significant minority, will NOT grasp that a new
technology (flying, nano, AI ...) will come (if there
is no prohibiting law, of course), until it is here.
Have it your way, Mr. Smalley!

But then again - the fire against Penrose was fruitful,
I think.

- Thomas

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