Re: Paperclip monster, demise of.

From: Tennessee Leeuwenburg (
Date: Wed Aug 17 2005 - 17:13:37 MDT


> Yes, I suggested something similar. Eliezer replied (and I paraphrase) that "paperclip monster"
> stands in for goals that we don't understand also. The idea isn't that
> the monster will drive towards some incredibly stupid goal, but rather
> its motivations and aims will be for reasons we don't understand.
> This could result in destructive behaviour that looks stupid, we don't
> understand, and is single-minded.
> > Does anyone else except me understand what I am driving at here?


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