Re: poly: The singleton hypothesis

From: Peter C. McCluskey <>
Date: Tue Jul 07 1998 - 21:46:42 PDT ("Nick Bostrom") writes:
>Peter C. McCluskey wrote:
>> I think they will be weakened by widely varying amounts. Their motivation
>> will be increased. The results seem hard to predict.
>Why would their motivation be increased by such a humiliating

 Fear. Look at the history of responses to invasion.

>Even if their motivation were increased to the point of fanaticism, I
>don't see how it could help much if their whole infrastructure is
>totally demolished. They can't repair it either by using metals,
>organical materials, plastic etc. They were lagging before and will

 Why can't they use organic materials? A machine that destroys thousands
of different kinds of materials is too complex to be one of the first

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