Re: META: To SL4's readership

From: Michael Anissimov (
Date: Sun Sep 03 2006 - 02:22:59 MDT

On 8/31/06, Russell Wallace <> wrote:
> Suppose for the sake of argument hard takeoff were real, there was some
> magic incantation that would confer that sort of power on a silicon chip.
> SIAI's agenda of stirring up paranoia would still be racial suicide, even
> more so in fact.

The hard takeoff is real. Do you understand the differences between a
mind on silicon and one on protein?

> Why? Because if you succeed, the prospects of your being allowed access to
> a computer long enough to send email let alone create AGI are nonexistent.
> After all, _you have already announced your intention to program your
> computer to conquer the world_.

I think it's really funny when people use this as some sort of vague
threat or warning against the SIAI.

Michael Anissimov
Lifeboat Foundation

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