Subject: Re: AI, Semantic Web, etc.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 21:37:14 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Mike Beedle" <>
| I think the world is heading to a "very confined" place with the Semantic
| Web, RDF, DAML, etc.; that will exclude the possiblity of having true
| distributed intelligent and mobile agents in the future.

  This is the whole point.  Unintelligent people would be obsolete if
  computers got intelligent, indeed, they are already obsolete.  So they
  resist all kinds of progress.  Microsoft gives unintelligent people a
  warm and fuzzy feeling that no matter how retarded you are, there will
  always be a "for dummies" book that explains the idiot software to you
  so you be deluded to think you can be part of human progress.

  Artificial intelligence will never get past the natural unintelligence
  blocking its path.  Computers will simply not be allowed to be smarter
  than a majority of the electorate, especially not if it keeps electing
  presidents that should have been replaced by a computer.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.

  Post with compassion: