Re: Ethical basics

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Jan 24 2002 - 19:56:16 MST

Damien Broderick wrote:
> If you must, think `pay forward'. (I'm not citing the movie, which I
> haven't seen, but the idea's the same.) Think of how four one dimensional
> sticks joined correctly make a 3D tetrahedron,

Four lines make a tetrahedron?

> even if only one of the
> sticks is smart enough or generous enough or empathic enough to invite the
> other three along.

I can't figure out what you must have been visualizing when you wrote

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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