From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Dec 11 2000 - 07:17:26 MST
> > The upshot is that I now no longer believe - or rather, am no
> longer sure;
> > it amounts to the same thing - that the ability to see "turning the
> > Universe into regular polygons" as "sterile", and "sterile" as
> > "undesirable", is strictly a property of pure intelligence. It may also
> > have a long evolutionary background in the hundred little goals
> that dance
> > in our brains.
> I think a reasonably powerful intelligence would be sufficient to see
> this as boring and destructive of many interesting aspects of said
I suppose that an intelligence with the inclination to do something like
probably never EVOLVE. Imagine its hypothetical predecessor, a stupider AI
same inclination. It would do similar stupid things, and never evolve into
intelligent being, because it would be spending all its time doing boring
Of course this isn't an ironclad argument, at best it's the hint of a
but that's how all evolutionary matters are...
> We would be in big trouble if we make any mere human the authority over
> relatively unlimited SI capabilities.
Even ~you~, Samantha?? ;>
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