Re: P-zombies in the NY Times

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Tue Aug 21 2007 - 22:18:50 MDT

On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 03:27:00PM -0400, Eric Rauch wrote:
> Also if this is a simulation doesn't that make us a boxed AI?
> Didn't you guys decide that it would be tough to keep an AI in a
> box?

The point was that a super-smart AI in a box that we don't talk to
is useless; we can't ask it to cure cancer if we don't talk to it.

A super-smart AI we talk to can get out.

If we're in a simulation, the guys outside the box aren't exactly
advertising the fact.


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