From: Sebastian Hagen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jun 28 2004 - 07:17:08 MDT
Thomas Buckner wrote:
> *I still stick to my rule 'Never limit your souces of information' because it has never, never let
> me down.
> *And I would still be first in line for that chip because I think it would be safe ***as long as
> it had no wireless connectivity or other way for malware, viruses or hackers to mess with my
> brain!*** I think that would be the real source of problems. On the other hand, perhaps we will
> soon be vulnerabe to that even without consciously adding a chip. Uh oh... Can open, worms
Afaik humans are intrinsically vulnerable. Certain parasitic memes already seem
to work pretty well; if you count religions, some have been doing well for millenia.
Sufficiently intelligent minds would in all likelihood be masters at memetic
warfare; the current parasitic memes are probably rather harmless in comparison
to what a Power could conceive of.
The ai-box experiments <http://yudkowsky.net/essays/aibox.html> may be of
To "Never limit your sources of information" seems like a good idea as long as
you don't have any (direct or indirect) contact to minds much more intelligent
than your own.
Exposing your own mind to memes created by a Power that you don't trust seems
like a very bad idea to me.
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