Re: [sl4] Just how coherent does CEV have to be?

From: Kaj Sotala (
Date: Fri Oct 24 2008 - 09:22:23 MDT

On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Alex Bokov <> wrote:
> I've been lurking on this list for a long time, here's my first post.
> It seems from reading EY's essays that there is the assumption that
> CEV is calculated over the entire human race. Why is this constraint
> necessary? Why foreclose on the possibility of self-organizing
> subgroups of the human race having their own CEV's, with the
> stipulation that killing off rival subgroups, etc., is off the table?

Isn't this basically answered by the response to the "Why not base the
Friendly AI on individual volition instead of coherence in humankind's
extrapolated volition?" question in the original CEV article? ( )

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