From: Thomas Buckner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jun 05 2004 - 07:17:29 MDT
I will register my current opinion of your assertions
as a percentage, with 0 being complete
disagreement/you're flat wrong and 100 being complete
--- Marc Geddes <email@example.com> wrote:
> Speaking of intuition I thought I'd publically
> my claims about AGI again (all of which Eli
> My claims were:
> (1) General intelligence without sentience is
> (2) Total altruism in a general intelligence is
> impossible (although say 90% altruism might be
> (3) There is a degree of sentience in everything -
> rocks, electrons etc (panpsychism).
Part 1 of this 2-part statement: 40%
> There will
> to be a precise scientific way to measure the
> sentience of anything.
Part 2: 20%
> (4) There is an objective morality.
A snake pit. 10%
> 4 claims put forward by me, 4 claims disputed by
> Eliezer. O.K, then, time to put our rival
> to the test. Let's wait and eventually the truth or
> falsity of all 4 claims should be established. I
> really look forward to that day ;)
> It's my intellect versus Eliezer's intellect. Who
> you guys bet on?
So I (as a layman with less credentials than an
expensive dog or a reporter for the Weekly World News)
think you're probably but not certainly right on
claims 1 and 2, perhaps right on some form of
panpsychism but probably wrong that it can be
(usefully) measured, and on very thin ice with claim
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