Re: the practical implications of arrogance

From: Giu1i0 Pri5c0 (
Date: Wed Jun 02 2004 - 23:34:00 MDT

Though agreeing with Philip's call for self-criticism, moderation and
restraint, I find Eli's point below quite valid. A successful endeavor
of this magnitide requires all different sorts of people: leaders,
managers, working bees, PR guys, politicians, negotiators, coffee
boys... and mad scientists. Eli has chosen the mad scientist role,
other people will fill the other necessary roles.

On Wed, 02 Jun 2004 14:46:25 -0400, Eliezer Yudkowsky
<> wrote:
> ballast. So frickin' what? I'm not SIAI's PR guy, and under the new
> edition of FAI theory, I don't have to be perfect. Everyone get used to
> the fact that I'm not perfect, including people who have long thought I am
> not perfect, and feel a strong need to inform me of this fact. I'm not
> perfect, and it doesn't matter, because there are other people in SIAI than
> me, and I'm *not* a guru. Just a mad scientist working happily away in the
> basement, who can say what he likes. Believe it, and it will be true.

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