RE: Re[2]: continuity of self [ was META: Sept. 11 and Singularity]

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sun Sep 15 2002 - 17:54:07 MDT

> Call me paranoid (you're ONE OF THEM, AREN'T YOU), but
> I'd say either be prepared to take your research underground once it
> starts really getting somewhere, and/or make sure it's distributed
> enough (e.g., through Open Source, publishing papers, etc.) that it
> cannot be easily contained.
> --
> Cliff

Yes, we have discussed the choice between these two options several times.
You're right that these two extremes are the only "reasonably safe" options.

Our emotional preference is for the latter route -- safety thru opening
things up -- but we've deferred the decision till a later moment...

-- Ben G

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