RE: the practical implications of arrogance

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Wed Jun 02 2004 - 14:04:03 MDT

> The world must be saved, and it is a technical problem that
> requires mad
> scientists.

Technically, it requires scientists, not specifically *mad* ones.

But it also requires human judgments to be made -- ethical judgments,
and qualitative assessments of risk, for example -- and these are not
entirely scientific matters. They don't require a guru, just someone
(or better, some group) with a lot of wisdom and common sense.

-- Ben G

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