Re: CNN article with Bostrom interview and Kurzweil quotes

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sat Jul 29 2006 - 19:36:56 MDT

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> On Jul 26, 2006, at 2:38 PM, Joel Pitt wrote:
>> And about God - that is YPOV. If I had the power you speak of then I
>> don't think some mere mortal human is going to argue that I'm not a
>> God.
> Personally I find it distasteful and silly that tiny brained mortals
> are even quibbling about such.

I've yet to see a God described in any fashion that makes me want to
look up to it as worthy of admiration. Occasionally people accuse me of
wanting to build God, and I usually reply that I would never dream of
aiming so low; though I am but mortal, I think I can do better than *that*.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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