Re: [sl4] End to violence and government [Was:Signaling after a singularity]

From: Bryan Bishop (
Date: Mon Jun 30 2008 - 10:27:50 MDT

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 10:58 AM, Stuart Armstrong
<> wrote:
> rational maximiser or a corporation, I only need to be able to a cost,
> no matter how small).

Let me rehash what I think I've been hearing. You're claiming that the
mere possibility of a small cost provided by anyone therefore
necessitates some sort of either ai or governing system to impose
greater force on everyone else to level the playing field as it were?
Is that what this was getting at? I've lost track of how this 'small
cost' is done away with by a government -- you can just as easily
consider the ai or the government as a damaging entity who does you
harm in one way or another. "I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that" and

- Bryan
who hopes he is wrong :-)

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