From: Perry E. Metzger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jan 04 2004 - 17:25:05 MST
Tommy McCabe <email@example.com> writes:
> --- "Perry E. Metzger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Tommy McCabe <email@example.com> writes:
>> > Hopefully, any superintelligence, Friendly or not,
>> > would have sense enough to get rid Darwinian
>> > altogether.
>> That's like trying to get rid of gravitation. So long as there are
>> limited resources and multiple competing actors capable of passing
>> on characteristics, you have selection pressure...
> Possibly true, but an AI would be smart enough to use
> recursive self-improvement, or intelligent
> design-and-test, in place of blind mutation, for the
> improvement component.
That doesn't eliminate evolution. That just accelerates it and changes
the substrate from DNA.
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