Re: Continuing Evolution in Humans (was: A very surreal day)

From: Matt Mahoney (
Date: Mon Aug 06 2007 - 12:09:56 MDT

--- Byrne Hobart <> wrote:

> > And if a powerful AI is
> > created, that radical change will make minor genetic differences
> > between humans seem unimportant.
> No. Once AIs take off, IQ will be a measure of how closely you can relate to
> the most powerful entities in your society. It's going to be something akin
> to living in the Third World and speaking fluent English.

No. Once AIs take off, they will make all of the important decisions,
including programming the DNA of your children. But you won't realize they
are making the decisions. It will be like the way Google decides which
websites you will view.

-- Matt Mahoney,

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