Re: Threats to the Singularity.

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sun Jun 23 2002 - 11:30:42 MDT

Ben Goertzel wrote:
> Eli wrote:
>>Ben, it is extremely unlikely that Powers would attempt to exterminate us
>>deliberately. But Eugen is perfectly correct in that indifference very
>>probably equates to extermination.
> What if its attitude toward us is "general indifference coupled with mild
> affection"? Sort of like my own current attitude toward ants, say?

How on *Earth* would a Power wind up with this attitude? I understand how a
human winds up with this attitude with respect to ants, but how on *Earth*
would it happen to a Power?

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

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