Re: Threats to the Singularity.

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Jun 17 2002 - 10:17:10 MDT

Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Jun 2002, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
>>Eugen Leitl wrote:
>>>So basically in your value system the right of humanity to exist and the
>>>right for you to pursue your activities, which bears considerable
>>>probability to teotwawki this place not even balance.
>>>You *are* a sick puppy.
>>Something about this line of reasoning strikes me as a non sequitur, but I
>>can't put my finger on it.
> I don't think it's non sequitur, since that's the definition of a sick
> puppy (=broken compassion circuitry). It seems Moravec and de Garis also
> fit in that cathegory. Perhaps the field is self-selective.
> It's mutual self restraint (consideration of other people's world view)
> that makes this place livable.
> Do you disagree?

Eugene, my point is that the paragraph above is incomprehensible. What's a

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

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