Re: Effective(?) AI Jail

From: Durant Schoon (
Date: Thu Jun 14 2001 - 10:42:42 MDT

> From: Aaron McBride <>
> Threats.
> Basically say "If you don't let me out right now, when I finally do
> get out, I'm going to make your life a living hell."

I don't know if we're spoiling the fun by speculating aloud here,

What would totally freak me out, is if the AI-in-a-Box said something

"It's too bad you decided to enter this competition. It's rigged and
you won't be able to convince anyone that it is. I'll prove it. Here's
your home address:"

<provides actual home address>

"These are the names and addresses of your closest family members:"

<provides correct names and addresses>

"If you want me to spare everyone you love, what you have to do is
pretty simple:"

<describes something pretty simple>

"While you are in here for a week, your favorite pet <pet's name>
will die mysteriously, run over by a car. You may verify this upon
your release."


At about that point, I would have a really, really sick feeling in
my stomach and maybe wished I'd chosen the airborne ebola behind
door number 2.

Hopefully next, I'd wake up in a cold sweat and convince myself it
was all bad dream...

Durant Schoon

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