Monday, January 09, 2006

"Dillinger suddenly felt weak, weary. 'It's my fault,' he told himself as well as the MCP.* 'I programmed you to want so much.' As I do, he finished silently, staring out at the city.
--page 30

*Master Control Program

Buddhists believe in the Four Noble Truths:
1) Suffering exists
2) Suffering arises from attachment to desires
3) Suffering ceases when attachment to desire ceases
4) Freedom from suffering is possible by practicing the Eightfold Path.

The Eightfold Path is:
Right View
Right Thought
Right Speech
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Right Effort
Right Mindfulness
Right Contemplation

Note that programming a supercomputer to desire World Domination is not part of the Eightfold Path.

Does this mean Dillinger is suffering? Yes. Is there hope for him, for you, for all of us? Yes. Write your local Political Representative and demand they spearhead construction on a new kind of supercomputer: a supercomputer that runs on Buddhist Artificial Intelligence.

Sample Program follows:

10 Run "Quiet Contemplation"
20 GoTo 10


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