Re: SIAI's flawed friendliness analysis

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Fri May 30 2003 - 15:45:08 MDT

On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 05:27:29PM -0400, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> Robin Lee Powell wrote:
> >On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 03:54:12PM -0600, Barkley Vowk wrote:
> >
> >>I think they have a word for what your condition, If I'm not
> >>mistaken it is "paranoia". Some people worry about actual things
> >>coming to get them, you've created a little dream world where
> >>future bad things are coming to get you, you have a gifted
> >>imagination.
> >
> >Recent studies have shown that depressed people have a much
> >better ability to accurately predict future outcomes (i.e.,
> >"pessimism" is much more accurate in practice than any other
> >state).
> As Barkley Vowk no longer has the ability to respond, I do not
> believe it would be fair to go on arguing with him.

Oh, sorry.

Although he did send me private e-mail in response.


Me:  ***   I'm a *male* Robin.
"but I'm not stupid and people are not stupid who think samely with me"
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