Re: Sentients As Temporary Variables

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 21:34:58 MST

Durant Schoon wrote:
> If Friendliness protects all sentients, simulated or otherwise, then
> the world as we live in it now, cannot be a simulation run under the
> rules of Friendliness...or that is one conclusion anyway. I thought I
> could bring together the ideas of being in a simulation with our
> notion of Friendliness. When I did, I found a big conflict which
> surprised me.
> But, ack, no one really wanted to discuss the point

Why would we? It sounds pretty obvious to me...

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

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