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RE: Steemd is now completely free to use with an MIT License

in #steemit4 years ago

As someone who has been calling for this almost weekly since day 1 on @officialfuzzy 's BeyondBitcoin mumbles --
(https://steemit.com/beyondbitcoin/@officialfuzzy/guest-signups-beyond-bitcoin-hangout-204-4-21-17-debut-projects-for-a-cut-of-hangout-earnings)
part of me is excited and happy. Upvoted and resteemed.
As someone who can't help but zag, when others zig, I now find myself questioning the desirability of open source in projects that might lead to A.I. (which requires some thinking to see how Steem could, but it can). Here is a paper by Nick Bostrom which explores my concerns, now shared by Elon Musk:
http://www.nickbostrom.com/papers/openness.pdf
Not saying this move should or could be reversed, but would like a new discussion going forward.

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Nick Bostrom is also famous for his Simulation Argument paper which is at simulation-argument.com along with discussion. Both Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have been influenced by that earlier paper as well, which is quite trippy.

I am still reading that paper. It makes sense