Re: Sysop hacking

From: ben goertzel (
Date: Wed Feb 06 2002 - 14:08:55 MST

> Incidentally, a Sysop is not universal "by definition" but because it
> descends from, or was constructed by, a singleton superintelligence with
> no local competitors, the result of a hard takeoff. Such a singleton SI
> need not construct a singleton Sysop, but it would have the option.
> -- -- -- -- --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

Of course, there are several things that could interfere with this

For instance,

1) the hard takeoff gets a little bit flaccid (too much beer?), and we wind
up with two superintelligent AI's evolving largely in parallel

2) the superintelligence, at pre-Sysop phase, decides it wants some buddies
and splits itself up or spawns separate intelligences

3) We find out at pre-hard-takeoff phase that community and culture are
necessary for the evolution of mind. So we have a community of seed AI's,
and they like each other, so as the hard takeoff happens they swap brain
matter in real-time and reach the cosmic orgasmic Singularity together
(really sweet huh??)

Only Nostradamus knows for sure...

-- Ben g

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