RE: Universe identity (was: Fighting UFAI)

From: H C (
Date: Thu Jul 14 2005 - 21:03:20 MDT

>Thus it will be interested in supressing internal competition and assuming
>it is designed so that anything destructive that occurs in the universe
>causes it pain or discomfort - including the increase of entropy. Again
>with any simple idea like this there are considerations, such as it
>preventing us from self-improving ourselves and using more energy - since
>it might percieve that as a form of cancer - but such things are likely to
>be of minimal discomfort unless a particularly selfish transhuman decided
>to expand their power sphere alot more than anyone else.

...Heh, almost. Except you don't have to convince the AI that it IS the
universe, just that it derives pleasure/pain from ALL human goals. It can
optimize things from there, because inherently it has our interest at heart.
And I'm sure other sentient beings as well.

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