Re: Friendliness and blank-slate goal bootstrap

From: Metaqualia (
Date: Sat Oct 04 2003 - 00:00:02 MDT

> 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.

see my previous reply. evolving a community necessarily gives rise to some
level of cooperation, hence morals. Evolving a single being is a completely
different matter.


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