Re: No need to rush AGI development?

From: Cliff Stabbert (
Date: Mon May 19 2003 - 13:08:32 MDT

Philip Sutton wrote:

PS> Samantha said:
>> b) At the current pace of change unaugmented human beings or any
>> conceivable arrangement of such even with the aid of non-AI computers
>> are increasingly unable to make wise and effective decisions. A
>> dangerously capricious world results. It can only be remedied by AI
>> and, to a probable lesser extent, by augmented and mind-linked
>> humans. In short, we are not bright enough to long survive unaided.

PS> Humans are certainly bright enough - with adequate education - it's
PS> what we apply our cleverness to or fail to apply it to that causes most of
PS> the problems.

Humans as a practical matter, never mind their potential, have proven
not to be bright enough. What is changing, ever more rapidly, is how
much damage humans in very small groups or individually can do. A
psychopath with biotech or nanotech is dangerous in a fundamentally
different way than a psychopath with a knife or gun.


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