Re: Threats to the Singularity.

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sun Jun 23 2002 - 12:12:22 MDT

Ben Goertzel wrote:
> Say the Power has a value system in which life and intelligence are
> considered important.
> In this case, we are alive, and (from its perspective) slightly intelligent,
> therefore we will have some value to it, but not a hell of a lot.
> This is pragmatically the same as "general indifference coupled with mild
> affection", modulo varying interpretations of the emotional overtones of the
> words involved...

If we have enough value to be uploaded and started down our own paths to
Powerdom, I would count this as a win. If there's no better result that
could be achieved through any other path into the Singularity, I would count
it as THE win.

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

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