Re: [sl4] Evolution, personality and altruism

From: Mike Dougherty (
Date: Mon Nov 24 2008 - 09:37:05 MST

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 10:53 AM, Matt Mahoney <> wrote:
> If AIs reproduce, modify themselves, and compete for computing resources (materials and energy), then they will evolve. If AIs are smarter than us, then it will be them that apply selective pressure to us, not the other way around. We aren't at the top of the food chain any more.
> Is this a risk? What is your opinion of the extinction of homo erectus, or viewed another way, its evolution into homo sapiens?

I say lets get on with it already. :) (I know, be patient... the
Singularity is never far away)

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