Re: Sysop vs. Liberty (was Re: How To Live In A Simulation)

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 15:31:20 MST

Gordon Worley wrote:
> At 4:38 PM -0500 3/15/01, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> >You own and control your own computronium, but you control it through the
> >Sysop API, and trying to violate citizenship rights will result in an API
> >error. If we're in a sim with no citizenship rights, then we are so
> >totally, utterly screwed that there is really very little that I can think
> >of to do about it.
> This is what bugs me the most about the Sysop and everything related
> to it (e.g. Friendliness, etc.).

Gordon, we discussed this in the "Beyond evolution" thread, and we heard
your own opinions in the "Learning to be evil" thread. I don't think we
need to reopen the discussion at this point.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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