Re: Confidence in Friendly Singularity

From: Michael Vassar (
Date: Sat Jun 10 2006 - 09:32:24 MDT

He figured it out himself, but provides the easiest
presentation of the argument argument that I am aware of on the web today.

>From: "Indriunas, Mindaugas" <>
>Subject: Re: Confidence in Friendly Singularity
>Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2006 21:04:00 +0900
>On 6/10/06, Michael Vassar <> wrote:
>>Dear Indriunas.
>>Have you read much of the SL4 archives OR any significant chunk of the
>>recommended reading OR my recent request for reality checks by any lurkers
>>who think they might have something to contribute?
>>Are you aware that this was more or less Eliezer's belief 8 years ago
>>he recognized that it was totally unfounded?
>Dear Michael,
>Do you mean that Eliezer 8 years ago believed that it is correct to
>set the goal to be "to understand everything", and then it recognized
>that doing it has no logical basis?
>How did that happen? (What were the arguments that made Eliezer
>recognize it was totally unfounded?)

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