From: Dani Eder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 09 2004 - 10:20:10 MST
> That was *on* topic and my post wasn't? I thought
> SL4 thinkers were too
> smart to fall for the socialist crap.
In fact I describe my political philosophy as
'Libertarian Immortalist' - I'm against death and
taxes. I didn't claim we should take stuff from
rich people forcibly and give it to the poor. I
noted that temporarily making people less poor by
hiring them to assemble Nike shoes or DVD players,
then making them poorer again by replacing them
with robots, can lead to them being mad at us and
want to do us harm.
The solution might be to charitably give self-
replicating robot factories to poor people. Or
perhaps economies in poor countries will develop in
such a way as to not create hordes of poor unemployed.
Or perhaps the Singularity will arrive before the
problem gets too bad.
I do want to live a long time, and I don't think it
wise to ignore the risk from poor people who would
want to kill me simply because I am rich.
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