From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jun 22 2002 - 16:00:58 MDT
> Oh come on and take a stand :-) If you were betting money you would bet
> on AI before perfect anti-aging/anti-disease/cryonics + personal
I think cryonics could possibly be cracked before AI if $100 billion were
put into each.
But cryonics research is harder to do on a shoestring budget, so many fewer
people are working on it -- even fewer than on general intelligence, sadly!
On the other hand, with virtually unlimited funding, I think AI would come
about before robust anti-aging/anti-disease
I don't know much about the technological challenges involved in making
affordable personal spacecraft. I'll buy one once it becomes available
> > I have thought about this very seriously and I think that
> superhuman AI is a
> > MORE risky path than human uploads. There are a lot more unknowns with
> > superhuman AI; we are dealing with a different sort of embodiment AND a
> > different sort of mind all at once.
> A human upload that modifies its mind into transhumanity has both the same
Agreed, of course... but in Eugen's future, there could be laws preventing
uploads from transcending.
Yucky to think about!
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