Re: [SL4] brainstorm: a new vision for uploading

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Thu Aug 14 2003 - 01:36:34 MDT

On Tuesday 12 August 2003 17:58, Philip Sutton wrote:
> Hi Mitchell,
> > There is also the argument that superintelligence in some form is the
> > only thing which can stop the parallel race towards superweapons
> > (especially "grey goo") from ending in total destruction. If the
> > competitors agreed that a "Friendly" intelligence was the only rational
> > goal, that would blunt the struggle somewhat. It would become a
> > competition of methods rather than a power struggle.
> Without strong friendliness (in the aikido sense) then at least some of
> the super intelligence will be harnessed to making hyper
> "superweapons (especially "grey goo")".

Actually "grey goo" makes a pretty stupid weapon, even less controllable and
leaving less than a particularly virulent bioweapon. The only worry I have
for "grey goo" is by accident.

- samantha

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