[extropy-chat] Who Gets Expensive Treatments Under Socialism?.

Keith Henson hkhenson at rogers.com
Thu Apr 19 00:01:32 UTC 2007

At 10:20 AM 4/18/2007 -0700, you wrote:
>John K Clark wrote:
> >
> > Granted no computer program is (yet) as good at diagnoses as a genius 
> doctor
> > who is willing to devote significant time thinking about it, but I maintain
> > a computer program will give at least as good a diagnosis as you are likely
> > to receive in the real world.
>As long as you have a nurse to enter the symptoms into the terminal,
>simple computer programs have been more accurate than human doctors
>since the 1970s.  Humans suck at summating evidence.

They do indeed.  Why is fairly clear from the EEA.  You were much more 
likely to survive on a good enough answer quickly than you were to ponder 
all the possibilities and come up with a late answer to the charging bear.


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