From: John K Clark (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jun 15 2008 - 11:17:05 MDT
On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 "Anthony Berglas"
> Trying to prevent people from building intelligent
> computers is like trying to stop the spread of knowledge.
Yes, they are both equally imposable and equally immoral.
> Just make it illegal to build the chips
And when drugs became a problem we just made certain drugs illegal and
then presto-changeo no more drug problem.
> One major problem is that we may already have sufficient
> power in general purpose computers to support intelligence.
> […] So ideally we would try to reduce the power of new
> processors and destroy existing ones. […] A 10 mega hertz
> processor running with 1 megabyte of memory is a thousand
> times weaker than current computers.
We both know that barring a full scale thermonuclear war, and probably
not even then, there is not a snowball’s chance in hell of everybody go
back to 10 megahertz processors and one megabyte of memory. I don’t know
why you would even make such a silly suggestion. And I’m glad it will
never happen, all species go extinct eventually but we will go out in
style and leave decedents even if they’re not biological.
John K Clark
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