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Re: Internet Drivers' Licenses
Black Unicorn <[email protected]> writes:
> I'm crushed.
> Seriously, what is the import of the "real identifiable
> human" or the "posting under their legal names" point?
It's been a bad spam day. If someone offered me a switch that
would separate academicians from AOLers, I would throw it.
That doesn't necessarily mean I would leave it in the "ON"
position forever, or that I would consider such a thing to be the
correct Cypherpunks approach to the problem.
> If an AI program posts quality stuff, what's the difference?
> Why the import of true "legal" names? Why not simply
> develop reputation signatures?
> The concept that "legal names" are some how a credential is
> silly. I have a friend who has four, with matching SSN
These are all good points, but today (as opposed to days when I
am in a good mood, and think correct political thoughts), I would
opt for the quick and dirty solution.
> What your suggestion basically says is "instead of
> developing our own decentralized reputations system for
> filtering lets use one already in place, i.e. the state
> Department of Motor Vehicles.
Let's develop our own decentralized reputations system for
filtering. Could we have it installed in the "sci" and "comp"
hierarchies by tomorrow morning please?
> Mr. Duvos' idea is, in my view, a step backwards.
Mr. Duvos, like other humans with Net fatigue, is occasionally
not in good humour.
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