[ExI] Bulk storage in DNA

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 19:54:16 UTC 2012

On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 12:25 PM, Tomasz Rola <rtomek at ceti.pl> wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Oct 2012, Adrian Tymes wrote:
>> Alternately, a mastermind gets to mass copyrighting of DNA (possibly
>> forged, possibly not), then sues a bunch of ordinary people to establish
>> precedent to enforce his claims.  Only once he is armed with extensive
>> legal precedent does he start going after people in power.
> The people in power eliminate "the communist" and replay his trick, this
> time targetting people without power?

Careful cost-benefit analysis.  Assassination is not free, especially
within a civil society, so don't demand all the power, or even just
enough to make it worth their while to bump the guy off.

$1 trillion and effective immunity from the law is one thing.
Several $million - enough to get $1 million/year from conservative
investments - is quite another, and enough for a canny player
(and this guy's already established as such) to live comfortably
and fund certain exponential-returns-potential developments.

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