Re: Signaling after a singularity

From: Matt Mahoney (
Date: Sat May 10 2008 - 18:33:29 MDT

--- Vladimir Nesov <> wrote:

> On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 9:18 PM, Matt Mahoney <>
> wrote:
>> Evolution is a chaotic process, like the weather. A tiny movement of
>> my finger today affects the number of hurricanes we will have next
>> We do have the ability to profoundly affect the form that AI will take,
>> but unfortunately we won't have the computational power to predict
>> effects until after they have occurred.
> Saying that it's you who affects the weather by moving a finger is as
> meaningful as saying that it's you who affects the weather by flapping
> of the wings of a butterfly on another continent.

I never claimed that I affect the movement of my finger. My mind can be
simulated by a deterministic computer, no?

-- Matt Mahoney,

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