From: Woody Long (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jan 17 2006 - 18:15:53 MST
> [Original Message]
> From: Joel Peter William Pitt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Date: 1/17/2006 7:53:52 PM
> Subject: First contact [was 3 "Real" Conscious Machines]
> On 1/18/06, H C <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > If the first person on your to-do list after creating an AGI is George
> > Lucas, then you have absolutely no understanding whatsoever about the
> > meaning of the Singularity, or any SL4 relevant information.
> > I hope you at least get flogged by the list snipers.
> Not that I seriously believe Ken, but if he has a meeting set up with
> George Lucas then that is a pretty good bet for further funding
> assuming the demonstration goes well.
> Who would *you* show? The media? The government?
> At least a Sci-Fi movie director (even if of debatable talent) is less
> likely to freak out.
HC can't (or won't) think of a single reason why a funding-poor,
unconnected inventor would go to a George Lucas who just made $350 million
from a movie, has a droid obsession, and owns Lucas Arts, for backing. What
can I say to this. Joel is exactly correct when he said "is a pretty good
bet for further funding assuming the demonstration goes well."
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