From: Tommy McCabe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jan 04 2004 - 18:08:27 MST
--- "Perry E. Metzger" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Tommy McCabe <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > --- "Perry E. Metzger" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Tommy McCabe <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> > Hopefully, any superintelligence, Friendly or
> >> > would have sense enough to get rid Darwinian
> >> evolution
> >> > 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
> > Possibly true, but an AI would be smart enough to
> > recursive self-improvement, or intelligent
> > design-and-test, in place of blind mutation, for
> > improvement component.
> That doesn't eliminate evolution. That just
> accelerates it and changes
> the substrate from DNA.
Quite possible true, but what you'd see would look
nothing like Darwinistic evolution. It'd be more like
the evolution of the clock.
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