Re: Military in or out?

From: arona1 (
Date: Sat Feb 24 2001 - 21:55:44 MST

What is it that makes you believe that the military does not know MORE than
the rest of us ? If you were the military, wouldn't you have spent untold
money and research on it ? For the last 15-20 years ? If they knew how to
create earthquakes in the mid 70's, what would they stop at ?
Underestimating them might not be a viable option.

Kind regards,

Arona Ndiaye,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Bostrom" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2001 8:24 PM
Subject: Military in or out?

> I recently corresponded with a military analyst about the artificial
> intelligence and SI. But it made me wonder, what are people's view here
> about the desirability of maximizing or minimizing awareness in the U.S.
> military establishment about the implications of superintelligence? My own
> inclination (which I'm not 100% confident in) is that they ought to know
> about it; and the same goes for nanotechnology.
> Nick Bostrom
> Department of Philosophy
> Yale University
> Homepage:

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