Re: SIAI's flawed friendliness analysis

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Tue Jun 03 2003 - 03:27:42 MDT

On Thursday 29 May 2003 07:37 pm, Barkley Vowk wrote:
> > Barkley Vowk wrote:
> > > But,
> > > I'm afraid the chances of uber machines destroying the world is
> > > far far smaller than the chances of you just being off your
> > > medication.
> >
> > So... you seem to already made a detailed assessment of the
> > chances of 'uber machines' arising, while also being well
> > informed of the moderator's medical needs? Somehow I doubt it.
> I'm sure if you look at the statistics of people who convinced a
> race of machines are likely to destroy all of humanity, I'm sure
> there would be a strong connection with paranoia (and medication!).
> So far, no super machines, but there was a unabomber, I'm thinking
> that makes a deranged sky is falling the machines are going to get
> me type is far more dangerous.

Actually, Eliezer is quite "kind and gentle" lately. This is not
necessarily a good thing in the present case. In earlier times you
would have been bounced from the list for rude cluelessness before

- s

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