From: Gordon Worley (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Aug 15 2001 - 20:36:05 MDT
At 1:04 AM +0000 8/16/01, Christian L. wrote:
>Gordon Worley wrote:
>>I think you are totally misunderstanding the Sysop.
>My definition of the Sysop would be something like: an entity that
>will divide up the energy of the solar-system/galaxy/[what have you]
>evenly among the citizens. When this entity recieves energy from a
>citizen, the energy is converted to a form asked for by the citizen
>(information, golf balls, ice-cream, the color of John Sticks
>underpants, ...) in the optimal way.
>This is my premise for scenario-building. It is not a prediction of
>What Will Happen.
Your premise is where I think you are mistaken. Until I see a
compelling reason why the Sysop would *have* to offer wish granting
services, I will not write about it formally. My paper (yes, I'm
working on it) concerns a minimalist Sysop, viz. only considers what
the Sysop *has* to do to ensure Friendliness in Sysop Space (this is
my latest way of expressing what the Sysop does and I offer up a
definition in my paper based *only* on what ramifications that has on
actions, I do not pretend to be able to sum up CFAI in a paragraph).
-- Gordon Worley `When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty http://www.rbisland.cx/ said, `it means just what I choose firstname.lastname@example.org it to mean--neither more nor less.' PGP: 0xBBD3B003 --Lewis Carroll
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