Re: Deliver us from evil...?

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Mar 28 2001 - 15:57:18 MST

Declan McCullagh wrote:
> My perhaps-naive response is to say that a lot of, well, evil can be
> done in the name of "helping people." Hello, have you looked at any
> legislation Congress has passed in the last few decades? But perhaps
> I'm missing something here; hence my next question.

Tendency of humans to engage in "ends justify the means" rationalizations,

"Devil's Contract" problem, "diabolic" variant, discussed:

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

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