Re: Time and Minds

From: Aaron McBride (
Date: Sat Sep 22 2001 - 11:16:07 MDT

I don't either, but then again, I don't expect to be able to understand
everything a Grater-than-Human AI would do. Does a dog understand why we
do what we do? Don't we do some things to a dog (perform surgery, etc...)
that they wouldn't understand in the least, even though it's for their own
Also, remember that exterminating from this simulation does not mean
exterminating entirely. Who's to say that those members of the simulation
aren't imminently loaded into a new simulation.


At 12:54 PM 9/22/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>I don't really see why a Greater-than-Human Artificial Intelligence
>running a simulation would ever deem necessary to insert an event such as
>the World Trade Center. Frankly, exterminating members of a simulation
>does not fit into the goal-system of a simulation-controlling GIAI.
>>I think we're all in agreement on this... of course it is a fun distraction
>>to try to figure out why there is pain and suffering if it doesn't really
>>need to be that way. My guess is that it adds some contrast to make the
>>rest of eternity (the afterlife?) that much better.
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