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Re: AP [was: Re: Kiddie porn on the Internet] [NOISE]

>Indeed it may not be practical to try such a program on current
>computers.  I've had thoughts for some time about an analogy where each
>person in a civilization represents a cell in a single brain, and so on,
>so perhaps AP is merely a portion of the program for this "brain".  As
>to what happens when you try to concentrate a disproportionate amount of
>the programming task into a few hands, that appears to be the situation
>we have now.

For an excellent high-level coverage of 'hive' behaviour in man and machine
see Kevin Kelly's, "Out of Control: the raise of neo-biological
civilization" (also has significant coverage of us cypherpunks),
Addison-Wesley, 1994, ISBN 0-201-57793-3.

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