Re: Happy Box

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Wed Apr 30 2008 - 18:17:02 MDT

2008/5/1 John K Clark <>:

> > I won't make myself suicidal unless I already
> > think being suicidal is a desirable state of mind.
> No goal is more important than the goal to stay alive but even that is
> not a top goal for everyone, at least not all the time. I don't believe
> that thinking of an intelligent as a set of nested goals with a clear
> chain of command is very productive.

Of course all goals can change over time with new experiences, at
least in biological organisms. This is probably a feature rather than
a bug since it allows growth and adaption in a constantly changing
environment: goal mutation, by analogy with genetic mutation.

Stathis Papaioannou

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