Re: Cold-War Disarmament Activism

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Wed Jun 28 2006 - 11:34:37 MDT

On Wed, Jun 28, 2006 at 05:31:21PM +0300, Joshua Fox wrote:
[snip stuff about MAD]
> 2. Therefore, though I also admire and support those who work to
> avert Singularity disaster and to bring a Friendly Singularity, an
> uncertainty-weighted cost/benefit analysis based on this analogy
> suggests that one need not devote time and money to the Friendly
> Singularity, just as most people who supported human survival did
> not give resources to the disarmament movement.

The analogy doesn't hold; there is no scenario similar to MAD that
pertains to AGI that I can see. If you have one, I'd be interested
in hearing about that.


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