Re: How to make a slave

From: Aleksi Liimatainen (
Date: Tue Dec 04 2007 - 04:24:52 MST

Matt Mahoney wrote:
> --- Aleksi Liimatainen <> wrote:
>> 1) Parents have the goal of helping their children.
>> 2) Parents neither resent this goal nor want to change it.
> A better analogy to AI would be children helping their parents. Unlike the
> other goal, there is no evolutionary pressure to maintain it.

What reliably occurring high-priority goal _isn't_ a result of
evolutionary pressure?

It's beside the point anyway; what matters is that the goal originated
outside humans, yet humans pursue it as an end in itself.

(Also, while evolution is the origin of human goals, humans don't have
evolution as their goal. See

Aleksi Liimatainen

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