From: Eugen Leitl (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jun 23 2002 - 04:27:51 MDT
On Sat, 22 Jun 2002, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> Because the upload, if she's smart, will not concentrate on working as a
> researcher on some other, ordinary technological project; she will
> concentrate on improving herself. The very first change that upload makes
This assumes 1) she's allowed to 2) the payoff is considerable
Both are questionable assumptions.
> which successfully increases her own intelligence (though it might take much
> more than a month to manage this, for an unprepared upload) will increase
I challenge you to make nontrivial progress in a month if given full low
level access to your current cognition processes (emulated wetware at
molecular level), besides producing a lot of neat neuroscience papers.
> the ease of all successive improvements, which will increase the ease of
> further improvements even further - a runaway positive feedback loop.
You still assume that all positive autofeedback loops are in the same
class. On the short run they're not.
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