Re: poly: The singleton hypothesis

From: Damien R. Sullivan <>
Date: Sun Apr 26 1998 - 18:52:58 PDT

In some ways we're approaching this 'singleton'. We don't have a single
government, or single absolute sovereign, but we do have a concept of
civilization, and civilized rules. More openness, like Brin's
transparent society, might be a way of reducing the danger of major
disaster without having an explicit ruling monolith.

All the cells of an animal have the same program, the same genome, yet
internal control of cancer cells is still an important task of the immune
system. So the mutual surveillance of civilized human beings might not be
much more costly than what Nick's idea of a singleton would actually require
to function.

-xx- GSV The Low Golden Willow X-)

Jamethiel Apologizer is the cue ball of God.
Received on Mon Apr 27 01:53:17 1998

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