Dylan Distasio interzone at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 00:40:53 UTC 2017

We'll have to disagree on the Nuremberg analogy.  I didn't take his comment
about not respecting the results of the elections seriously beyond him
possibly legally challenging the results.  I did not see a coup or civil
war coming out of it.  I won't share my personal thoughts on HRC and
whether she should actually be locked up as it won't change either of our
beliefs on the topic.

I do agree with you that once it becomes apparent that the Singularity is
actually happening that radical compromises will be necessary.  I don't see
it as being inevitable before the rise of strong (conscious) AI though.

On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 7:31 PM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 5:41 PM, Dylan Distasio <interzone at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> ​> ​
>> Hyperbole much on the Nuremberg comment?
> A man running for president whipping a mob into a frenzy chanting "LOCK
> HER UP!" doesn't chill your blood when the "her" in question is his
> political opponent?  ​And a man
> running for president
> ​ who says he will respect the results of the election only if he wins
> doesn't remand you of somebody who lived about 80 years ago? ​
>> ​> ​
>> And I still haven't heard a suggestion from you on how to alleviate that
>> wealth gap that doesn't involve forced redistribution (I include taxation
>> under this umbrella since it is conducted at the barrel of a gun).
> ​I think reducing the wealth gap is impossible without taxation, and
> I agree that taxation is impossible without at least the shadow of a gun,
> and I think that is not compatible with
>> classical liberalism dogma
>> that I have believed in for
> ​most
>  of my life
> ​.
> But I am even more certain that
>> the ever accelerating wealth gap is not compatible with the continuation
> of civilization. Therefore a choice must be made. I choose
>> civilization
>> .
> And I have to say, if we are going to have any hope of surviving the
> Singularity we're going to have to make bigger compromises that that.
> ​That Singularity will change everything.​
> John K Clark
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