Re: [sl4] Evolution, personality and altruism

From: Petter Wingren-Rasmussen (
Date: Tue Nov 25 2008 - 12:43:14 MST

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 10:26 AM, Stuart Armstrong <> wrote:

> > The only important difference between reproduction and immortality is
> that your children don't inherit all your memories.
> Which, from the point of view of evolution, is a rather phenomenally
> huge difference. Hence our intuitions about darwinian evolution will
> not apply in the new situation.

There is anoter huge difference. Biological species need to replicate to get
to use an excess of resources. An AI can just expand, which means no
inherent need for external communication.

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