Fun_People Archive
10 Jul
QOTD - the Economist, 7/10/94

Date: Sun, 10 Jul 94 16:32:41 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: QOTD - the Economist, 7/10/94

Forwarded-by: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: (John P. Kole)

The Economist on Science & Technology:

    There is no practical reason to create machine intelligences
    indistinguishable from human ones.  People are in plentiful
    supply.  Should a shortage arise, there are proven and popular
    methods for making more.  The point of using machines ought to be
    they perform differently than people, and preferably better.

[I would have expected the Econmist to say "differently from."  After all,
shouldn't they know the King's English?  ("Yeah, and so's the Queen!"  -Pogo) -psl]

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []