RE: Why do we seek to transcend ourselves?

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Mon Jul 15 2002 - 08:03:57 MDT

This is a clearer verbalization, but it doesn't change the fact that this
only holds within a certain "philosophy of life", not within the philosophy
of life held by (most) Zen Buddhists or the average American...


> "Intelligence is the means by which problems are solved. Whatever you
> want to do, or whatever you think is worth doing, you can do it more
> effectively with greater intelligence. Intelligence is an end in itself
> and a subgoal of everything else. That's why I care."
> Up to four lines, but at least it makes sense now.
> --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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