RE: people breaking themselves (was "Re: AGI motivations")

From: Michael Vassar (
Date: Sun Oct 23 2005 - 17:30:26 MDT

Sure lots would make very small conservative modifications, but as you say,
this doesn't effect the singularity.

Pope Salmon said
>I find myself on a gut level rejecting the claim that only "a small
>fraction of them" would try to mess with their minds. It may be that only
>a small fraction would break, because there would be a sufficient degree
>of collective conservatism. It may be that most people would alter
>themselves only too slowly to play a major role in the drama of expanding
>superintelligence. But surely a mind-modification fad could emerge at
>least as quickly as the body-modification fad has. Perhaps I'm
>misunderstanding what you're saying?

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