Re: An essay I just wrote on the Singularity.

From: Wei Dai (
Date: Thu Jan 01 2004 - 03:21:14 MST

On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 12:13:17AM -0500, Ben Goertzel wrote:
> Of course, your argument only applies to intelligence that isn't cleverly
> concealed, right?

Yes and no. There are two arguments here, one perhaps stronger than the
other. The first (stronger) argument is that there are games where smart
players do worse than normal players, if the smart players can't conceal
their intelligence (e.g., because doing so would be too costly). I gave
one such example in my post cited earlier. The second argument is that
there are games where everyone does worse if all players are smarter,
whether or not they can conceal their intelligence. The game I described
in my post is also an example of this.

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