From: Samantha Atkins (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jan 06 2004 - 02:12:12 MST
On Mon, 5 Jan 2004 01:44:06 -0500
Randall Randall <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sunday, January 4, 2004, at 08:10 PM, Tommy McCabe wrote:
> > Please elaborate. What consequences are you thinking
> > of? What was the original discussion topic anyway, and
> > what did it have to do with economics?
> Economics is just the study of how people act. Discussing
> the possible actions of SIs is economic discussion.
This is a bogus overbroad definition of economics. By fiat you declare all action of intelligent beings to be "economics". Thus discussion the action of SIs (or any other intelligent entities) is an economic discussion. Totally circular - totally unenlightening.
> I believe this tangent was started by my objection to the
> assertion that those who don't believe that strong super-
> intelligence is possible will never discuss technological
Ah, now it is obvious! :-)
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