Re: META: Dangers of Superintelligence

From: Samantha Atkins (samantha@objectent.com)
Date: Mon Aug 30 2004 - 03:47:31 MDT


Would someone please dispatch this sad clown, nym, construct, weak AI
or whatever from this list? Thank you.

-s

On Aug 30, 2004, at 1:13 AM, fatherjohn@club-corsica.com wrote:

>
>
> |
> | In essence, you are asserting or assuming that you can
> | force the entire
> | universe to limit itself to game mechanics selected by
> | you when it is
> | convenient for your theory. As a minor cog in the
> | universe, this is
> | certainly not the case. In the game you want to play,
> | there are no
> | rules other than those intrinsic to the universe.
>
> I'm doing what any other intelligent person does in reasoning about
> the universe. Yes, it's possible that one of my assumptions is
> incorrect, but the same is true about any other attempt to reason
> about the universe. Let's debate the assumptions themselves rather
> than repeat the tired Socratic cliche that nobody knows anything about
> anything, ok?
>
> (For the same reason, the "cheating at tictactoe" arguments are
> fatally flawed.)
>
>
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