Re: Ray makes a bet

From: Gordon Worley (
Date: Tue Jan 08 2002 - 15:15:02 MST

On Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at 01:32 PM, Ben Goertzel wrote:

> So although I think he is right, I'm not sure he is right for entirely
> the
> right reasons.... I.e., he's right that computer hardware and brain
> scanning will both be kick-ass before 2029, but will this be how AI
> comes
> about?

I know that you meant this rhetorically, but of course not. If I were
able to upload right now, I'd rather work on making myself better than
spending a lot of time figuring out how my mind works and then build a
new one. I'd figure out how my mind works and then just become a
Power. Now, I'm a pretty nice guy and won't do anything too unFriendly
(or at least that's what I'm telling everyone ;->), but I think someone
else might. Thus, we almost have to create Friendly AI (or something
like it, but better) first unless we have a death wish for the universe.

Gordon Worley                     `When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty            said, `it means just what I choose                it to mean--neither more nor less.'
PGP:  0xBBD3B003                                  --Lewis Carroll

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