Re: Deliver Us from Evil...?

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Thu Apr 05 2001 - 11:43:29 MDT

Chris Cooper wrote:
> >This (and the rest of the post) show a misunderstanding of the nature of a
> Sysop. Sysops are not there to protect you from yourself - not against
> your own wishes, at any rate; that's not what a Sysop is for. <
> According to you,that is. Again, this is why I hope that whoever is finally
> responsible for the birth of AI gets it right. It's hard for me to have blind faith
> that all this stuff will just work out. Obviously, our best chance is with the folks
> on this list. But if someone else, with a very different philosophical outlook,
> manages to make that breakthrough first, we could be living in a very different
> place. I don't want to spend the rest of my post-Singularity life wearing a Dallas
> Cowboys uniform, just because the guy who creates the first AI is a big football fan.

Ok Chris you're finally seeing the light! What matters is who gets there
first, AI, nanotech, uploading... which path to the Singularity succeeds
determines the future.

So when can we expect your donation check?

Brian Atkins
Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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