Re: 'The Libertarian-Transhumanist Philosophical Platform'

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Thu Aug 12 2004 - 12:15:48 MDT

This seems very curious to me. Since the Singularity Institute is
formed around your work and represents in large part your thinking (at
various points in time) why would you not be responsible for what is
posted there? Are you claiming you are not responsible for its
content or do I misunderstand? If you are not, then who is? What
does "sound useful" boil down to if it isn't consistent with what you
believe and think should be there?

- samantha

On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 05:53:26 -0400, Eliezer Yudkowsky <>


> This was Tyler interviewing me over IRC, (long) before Tyler was attached
> to SIAI. The "" is definitely not verbatim and you're correct, I should
> not have given that impression. The raison d'etre of this interview was
> that it would not require four months for me to write up; I would provide
> the interview off-the-cuff, over IRC, and Tyler would edit the information.
> It turned out that we had different ideas of what "editing" meant - I
> thought it meant rewriting the raw information from scratch to express the
> same ideas, Tyler thought it meant adding punctuation and capitalizing the
> sentences. (Again, this was all back in 2002.) I'm not currently in the
> loop for SIAI website control; occasionally things I write get posted to it
> somewhere, if Tyler or Anissimov thinks they sound useful.

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