Re: AGI funding (was Re: Some bad news)

From: Slawomir Paliwoda (
Date: Sat Nov 09 2002 - 22:20:13 MST

> > Dumbing down the Singularity for "the masses"... is that really what an
> > FAI would do?
> No, but why do you have to do what FAI would do?

Actually, I would like to retract that statement. I don't know what FAI
would do, but chances are this is exactly what FAI would do. Perhaps, it
would use every trick in the book (i.e. lie to the media and manipulate the
people) just to get funded, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that
Singularity is safe, and beneficial to all humanity.

> > Remember that we are not here to make
> > ourselves famous. We are here for the Singularity. If you make
> > famous and lose the Singularity that is anti-progress.

Okay, I see now what you were trying to say here. Unfortunately, it looks
like you completely missed the point of the whole discussion which was to
make the FAI research famous in order to get funding, not making you famous.
Getting personal fame for the right reasons would not be that easy either.


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