Re: Scenario for early hard takeoff

From: Norman Noman (
Date: Sat Sep 08 2007 - 14:19:19 MDT

On 9/7/07, R. W. <> wrote:
> I was looking for the smartest people I could find with some intrinsic
> decency and morals. I guess you're my best shot out of the lot. I think
> Eliezer is brilliant but maybe has a bit too much hubris.

I don't think he has ENOUGH hubris. He's all safety measures this and "let's
be fair" that. No sweeping gestures, no maniacal laughter, no "total
destruction will come to those who laughed at me and failed to heed my

Humility's all well and good, but there comes a point where somebody has to
stand in the spotlight, and I'd rather it be a mad scientist than the
invisible hand of humanity's collective will. I wouldn't trust that
invisible hand thing to run the fog machine, frankly.

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