Re: SIAI & Kurweil's Singularity

From: 1Arcturus (
Date: Sat Dec 17 2005 - 10:41:34 MST

Michael Vassar <> wrote: For all practical purposes, given a competitive environment, recursive
self-improvement is not an acceleration of natural selection, but something
much closer to an immediate jump to natural selection's equilibrium
end-state, and this state is not likely to be conscious in any sense that we
care about.

  Could you expand upon that a bit? How do you determine natural selection's 'equilibrium end-state'? How do you determine it is not likely to be conscious in a way we care about?

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