Fwd: [x-risk] Gotta see it to believe it - scary

From: Tyler Emerson (emerson@intelligence.org)
Date: Thu Jun 15 2006 - 17:02:11 MDT

"Well, there's something you don't see every day..."

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Hughes, James J." <james.hughes@trincoll.edu>
> Date: June 14, 2006 8:13:50 PM PDT
> To: <existential@transhumanism.org>, "Mike Treder"
> <mtreder@gmail.com>, "Nick Bostrom"
> <nick.bostrom@philosophy.oxford.ac.uk>
> Subject: [x-risk] Gotta see it to believe it - scary
> Reply-To: For discussion of existential risks
> <existential@transhumanism.org>
> http://www.doomsdaycurve.com/
> Porn Industry Lawyer Predicts End of World
> By waynenix@gmail.com (Wayne Nix and Byron Wilkes)
> AVN Online :: Web Exclusive News: "
> LOS ANGELES - Adult industry lawyer Greg Piccionelli has debuted
> DoomsdayCurve.com, an audio-visual illustration that brings to stark
> light, in Piccionelli's estimation, humanity's proposed descending
> track
> toward self-annihilation as well as a means to stop needless obscenity
> prosecution against legitimate adult industry businesspeople.
> It's quite a powerful observation, made all the more dramatic by
> Piccionelli's use of a timeline that trends downward, beginning in the
> Stone Age and ending in the year 2025.
> "The most salient point I am trying to make is to impress on people
> who
> see it that the government in these frightening times should not be
> wasting any resources prosecuting the legitimate adult entertainment
> industry, that they should be directing the resources more wisely,"
> Piccionelli told AVNOnline.com. "I'm hoping that the Democrats pick up
> on this because it is a measure of the Republican Party's incompetence
> in governing that they waste precious resources in this manner."
> Explaining the conceptualization and design of his site, the attorney
> believes websites that include the material from DoomsdayCurve.com
> will
> be adding serious value based on its important issues.
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