Re: guaranteeing friendliness [more about reaching AGI now that Ben has improved the thread]

From: Thomas Buckner (tcbevolver@yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Dec 04 2005 - 19:40:36 MST


--- Ben Goertzel <ben@goertzel.org> wrote:

> > But, the 500 x $1000 (or a few thousand) for
> hardware
> > doesn't seem that tough compared to your
> other expenses
> > (when you are ready).
>
> Agreed
>
> > Does the above presume (any of) the
> following:
> >
> > 1) The approximate 1000 fold increase
> in computing power
> > (at any particular price
> point) that 15 years may
> > bring?
>
> It assumes perhaps a 10-fold increase over this
> time period, not a
> 1000-fold increase

Or wait three years and buy 5000 XBox 360's (each
effectively a teraflop machine, I hear) on EBay
and yard sales at 100 clams each. Same $500k, 12
years sooner. Like Ben said, it's really the
payroll that's a problem.

Tom Buckner

                
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