From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 30 2002 - 02:11:17 MDT
Samantha Atkins wrote:
> Eugen Leitl wrote:
> > We are at the threshold of initiating galaxy-trotting exploration. Do you
> > consider us prone to restraint, as a species?
> Very much so. The vast majority of human beings tend to settle
> into ruts of whatever hasn't killed them so far versus exploring
> or acting on the possibilities of something better or even
> radically better but unknown. Even among the most adventurous
> bits of this sort of inertia can often be seen. It is part of
> our wiring that we have to learn to cope with.
Failing convergence toward a singleton scenario in all cases in our past
lightcone, "the vast majority" is irrelevant given a single nonconformist.
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://intelligence.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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