[LMB] Build your own Emperor

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Thu Sep 21 19:50:38 BST 2017


"Gentlevor, we can rebuild him.  Make him better, stronger, faster!"

And boy, have I dated myself with THAT quote!

On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 4:51 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> On Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:22:08 +0000, Gwynne Powell
> <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> >When I posed the question about emperor-building, I really didn't think
> >it'd be so complex. I hadn't thought about all the possible down sides of
> >each positive quality. You guys are GOOD at predicting possible failures.
>
> Something to remember, when designing for high intelligence, is to make
> sure other factors are there too.  As John Scalzi points out, 'The
> failure mode of "clever" is "asshole".'
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