Re: Designing human participation in the AI ascent

From: Dani Eder (
Date: Fri Jun 29 2001 - 08:37:01 MDT

. Wireless communication among these
> processors along with small engines would allow
> billions of these to be consumed and spread
> throughout one's body.

If you haven't already, read the SF novel "Blood
by Greg Bear. In the story a guy injects himself with
such processors (biotech-based in the story). They
replicate, become intelligent, build a civilization in
his body, then leak out the plumbing fixtures into the
world at large and transform the world into something
...different. It's one of the best stories for
an impression of how fast and strange a singularity
can be.

Bottom line: a super-intelligence in a box with no
easy way to manipulate the outside world is dangerous
enough. Putting one in a body or giving it things
like robots to control is much more dangerous.


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