[extropy-chat] Achtung Der USA "Fuhrer scenario..."
Extropian Agroforestry Ventures Inc.
megao at sasktel.net
Tue Apr 26 00:26:05 UTC 2005
Dirk Bruere wrote:
> Mike Lorrey wrote:
>> --- "Extropian Agroforestry Ventures Inc." <megao at sasktel.net> wrote:
>>> Dirk Bruere wrote:
>>>> Moreso when the number of people who do have massive influence in
>>>> world, let alone one nation, probably number no more than a few
>>>> hundred. And they all know each other.
>>> So which is preferred... a few hundred key govt persons manipulating
>>> from a position of irresponsibility or
>>> a few hundred persons whose livlihood hangs on their decisions. We
>>> know who most of them are
>>> and as we saw with Martha Stewart they are not untouchable if they
>>> mess around with things.
>>> I'd rather see Kurzweil, Gates and a a dozen others like them
>>> conspiring to live longer , knowing that they
>>> are likely to commercialize this for others than a similar size bunch
>>> living in a fool's paradise wondering if
>>> there was a consensus that people really approve of this and deciding
>>> to study the subject and do nothing in the however long meantime.
>> To imagine that Kurzweil, Gates, and Stewart are of the few hundred
>> spoken of is naive. Their wealth and power pales. Perhaps only Gates
>> rivals the PTB.
>> Besides, another causal link in the chain fell into place: China's
>> government is exhorting its people to put their savings into gold, i.e
>> they are preparing for a war-time economy.
>> The JP Morgan-run chinese banking system is encouraging use of gold
>> deposits and is issuing gold certificates for gold on deposit.
>> JP Morgan runs the US Federal Reserve Bank. It also runs the Chinese
>> reserve bank. Who therefore stands to profit the most from a conflict
>> between these two nations? It is financing the military infrastructures
>> and welfare systems of both nations.
> I expect any war to be triggered by the US, not China.
> As for conspiracies, how about this one - that the US is preparing to
> use such a war to wipe out its debt and generally try to screw the
> rest of the world with worthless dollars. It might mean some temporary
> hyperinflation at home and a bit of martial law, but that's what wars
> are for.
And we wonder why any AI with half a brain would deny a claim of
parentage from humans?
I'd take my chances in a posthuman world over more of the same old
repeats of history any day.
The definition of insanity is knowing the futility of an effort and
still doing it over and over , expecting a different result each time.
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