RE: Friendliness and blank-slate goal bootstrap

From: James Rogers (
Date: Fri Oct 03 2003 - 15:09:24 MDT

On Fri, 2003-10-03 at 13:24, Martin Striz wrote:
> The replicators (primitive ribonucleic acids) started out without a goal
> system: they were simply settling into the their most stable free energy
> state, based on the laws of physics and chemistry. Yet, from this system,
> goal- and meaning-creating intelligence arose. Perhaps an AI with the
> simplest directives or starting rules could produce some rather elaborate
> and magnificent results.

Or we may just end up with fungus. If you were a bettin' man, would you
have predicted the probable arrival of humans if you'd seen the earth
4-billion years ago?


-James Rogers

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