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The Purpose of Government

My last entry said that government should purpose itself to protection of its citizenry. Well, I’ve now decided that this idea leads to a welfare state with institutionalized dependence. Check Asimov for an ideal case of the beneficent government made possible through science (a stagnant nightmare, and this when the rulers act benevolent). No, too […]

Citizen and Liberties

The government should purpose itself to maintaining and defending the freedoms of its citizenry. These freedoms should not only entail what has been written in the Constutition of the US but also those regarding patents, copyrights, and so forth. The government shall not hold information from the public, nor shall it prevent access to governmental […]

Organizational Design

I was reading /. today and I realized that the entire GNU/Linux community has had a remarkable underground success, that can be attributed to a few key assumptions about people in general.

Individuals are semi-intelligent, and don’t always act in their own best interest, esp. long-term intrests Individuals learn based on experience, wether derived from […]

Axiomatic Law

I was reading some article on Asimov’s 3 Laws, and thought that they have some difficulties.

1. The laws are in english, a language that is inherently ambigious. This ambiguity is difficult for machine implementation, but may imbue the robots with the needed abstract generalizations necessary for functioning in our society.

2. The laws are […]