RE: SIAI will self-destruct

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Fri Jun 04 2004 - 18:06:54 MDT

> Some of your points seem valid to me, David, but I
> think you do not understand that this is no normal
> investment! If the SIAI effort fails and UFAI results,
> it's razor blades all around. If it succeeds, the
> investors will not get their money back. They will
> live in a world so transformed that economics as they
> knew it is without meaning. What will money mean in a
> world where you can go out in the yard and say, "I'd
> like a Bugatti" and it assembles itself out of the
> dirt?
> Tom


There's no question that "the positive Singularity" is worthy of

The question is whether donating to SIAI will really have the effect of
increasing the odds of a positive Singularity, or whether some other use
of one's money could have a greater useful impact.

-- Ben G

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