Re: De-Anthropomorphizing SL3 to SL4.

From: Paul Hughes (
Date: Mon Mar 15 2004 - 14:48:18 MST

--- Michael Anissimov


> it makes me feel like he has a false sense of hope,
> that the Singularity is more about embarking on a
> successful diplomatic relationship with the
> self-transforming machine elves, rather than solving
> a highly technical issue involving the design of AI
> goal systems. I doubt that Pesce realizes the
> forces responsible for the rise of complexity and
> novelty in human society correspond to an immensely
> sophisticated set of cognitive tools unique to Homo
> sapiens, not to any underlying feature of the
> universe. Fail to pass these tools onto the next
> stage, and the next stage will fail to carry on the
> tradition of increasing novelty.

Brilliant. I loved every part of your response
Michael, it was exactly what I was hoping to get. :-)


P.S. I'll pass it on to Mark to see if he wants to

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