[extropy-chat] Is the future under control?

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 03:46:54 UTC 2007

On 1/16/07, Anders Sandberg <asa at nada.kth.se> wrote:
> Then I happily go on reductio ad absurdum to see how much wilder things
> they want to regulate. After all, we need to make sure that gardening is
> done properly. And churches need to be government certified so they are
> not crazy cults, nicht wahr?
> People who think everything should be regulated often get into a spin when
> they realize that there might be other regulators out there who want to
> regulate just as much as they do, but from completely different values.
> That often drives them to flip to a very anti-regulation perspective.

I had to laugh when I mentally replaced "regulate" with the definition
from (1) & (2)

(1) http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=regulate
(2) http://www.slangsite.com/slang/R.html (use your browser's find for

due most likely entirely to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulate_(song)

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