Re: [sl4] Re: Paper: Artificial Intelligence will Kill our Grandchildren

From: CyTG (
Date: Mon Jun 16 2008 - 01:04:10 MDT

Think of the infrastructure a mechanical intelligence must have in place be
truely independent of human beings. It's not small potatoes. Even if we
spawned an ubermachine today i think it would take.. a long time, decades,
before it would be self sufficient in every thinkable manner. In short, it's
going to need the apes if its going to survive longterm and thus will have
to be one cunning **** if it is to manipulate us into sawing off the branch
we're sitting on. I just dont see it happening folks.

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 7:27 AM, Dagon Gmail <> wrote:

> Someone who happens to be inhabiting a particularly tedious
> section of dante's inferno is said, "in a few years all this will
> get destroyed and replaced by something better. Everyone,
> including all the damned and demons around, will die."
> So? Thats a good thing, right?
> On 6/16/08, Nick Tarleton <> wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 9:20 PM, Anthony Berglas <>
> > wrote:
> >> He talks about deliberation vs Evolution (eg. when choosing a mate),
> >> without
> >> realizing that deliberation comes from Evolution.
> >
> > If this means deliberation is evolution, then so are smell, muscle
> > movement, etc.
> >

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