From: Marc Forrester (Tech@mharr.force9.co.uk)
Date: Tue Jun 26 2001 - 00:54:14 MDT
Apologies if this has been covered, but it doesn't appear to be in my
The question I have about all of these discussions is not whether it is
practically possible to keep an SI jailed, but rather whether it is
practically possible to create a jailed SI in the first place. If you kept
a human in an equivalent state of impotent isolation from birth, all that
would develop in their brain would be an unhappy, autistic navel-gazing
'mind' with no ability to function in the outside world or communicate with
anyone but its keeper. What would be the point?
Intelligence requires extelligence. How do you grow a usefully intelligent
mind without giving the developing seed the ability to explore and play with
the world around it in ways rich and complex enough to afford it immediate
and total freedom the instant it achieves hard take-off?
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