Re: When does it pay to play (lottery)?

From: Russell Wallace (
Date: Tue Jan 25 2005 - 14:24:02 MST

On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 21:44:13 -0500, Ben Goertzel <> wrote:
> IMO, this is foolish.
> It is obvious that a GP-based optimizer running on less than a million PC's
> (to be conservative) is not gonna take-off, transcend, become self-aware,
> etc.
> It's obvious that Cyc, SOAR and EURISKO are not going to do so.

I agree, these things are obvious. But still, perhaps there's
something to be said for the idea of getting into the habit of
thinking safety-first from day one, so as to be already in it if and
when one later gets to the point of having something that _could_ take
off etc.

- Russell

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