Re: How hard a Singularity?

From: Eugen Leitl (
Date: Wed Jun 26 2002 - 00:04:11 MDT

On Tue, 25 Jun 2002, James Higgins wrote:

> Unless, of course, the result of not acting IMMEDIATELY became equal
> to or worse than the result of failure. Maybe at 0.01% chance of
> extinction I might back off my stance if a very significant number of
> deaths were occurring continuously.

To complicate matters further, not only do estimates vary widely, there
are many ways to act, not just one. Trying to formalize the decisions can
only be a cheap rationalization.

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