Re: [nanotech] Transtech Map
On Sat, 30 Sep 2000, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> "Christopher J. Phoenix" wrote:
> > I think that a better term (or at least more position-neutral) for Weak
> > government could be Libertarian government.
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> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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- thefirstimmortal@... wrote:
>I am fully confident in Gina's Miller ability to distinguish between people
> Eliezer, you may not concur with the comments, but the effort to
> infringe upon others First Amendment rights to free speech, and
> expression is a troubling problem, and I am deeply concerned with
> this morden day effort to "cut out one's tongue" for unpopular
posting opinions she doesn't like, and people posting badly-spelled trolls.
The First Amendment says you can say whatever you like; it doesn't say that I
have to print it in my newspaper or my mailing list or my Website. This is
not a government-owned forum; this is Gina Miller's forum, and it's only
public to the extent that she says so. If Gina Miller abuses her moderator's
ability in such fashion that opposing viewpoints can no longer be expressed,
we all pack up and leave - that, too, is an ancient tradition. That is the
basis on which moderation occurs and the basis on which the Internet was
built, and it has a tradition in nanotech extending back to the moderated (and
high-quality) sci.nanotech newsgroup of the Elder Days of Usenet.
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence