Re: MW QT AI please phone home; another path to a Singularity?

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Sat Apr 20 2002 - 22:27:15 MDT

Cole Kitchen wrote:
> And if it turns out that transhuman AIs *can* communicate across
> parallel worlds after all? You'd better hope that a nice one gets
> to you before a nasty one does. (And it might not be easy to tell
> which is which.)

Of course I'm a complete armchair (less than that really :-) quantum
physicist, but it seems to me like the whole scenario seems awfully
"this world"-centric. Reminds me of the whole Aristotle thing. If
communications across worlds is possible, then shouldn't we already
have been contacted by now? Because if there are an infinite number
of worlds, some Damien out there should have already convinced someone
to run this experiment, right?

Brian Atkins
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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