Re: [sl4] I am a Singularitian who does not believe in the Singularity.

From: Stuart Armstrong (
Date: Wed Oct 07 2009 - 01:41:01 MDT

>> If you saw a random baby lying on the sidewalk, you would not kill
>> it.  This is a "limitation" in the human architecture.  Do you find
>> yourself fighting against this built-in limitation?  Do you find
>> yourself thinking, "You know, my life would be so much better if I
>> wanted to kill babies.
> If you substituted the word "baby" for "slug" you would have a much more
> realistic analogy;

Um - no you wouldn't. You'd get an massively less realistic analogy;
slugs are things we hate and value not at all. The process analogised
is going from valuing something very highly to valuing something much
less; loving babies but voluntarily deciding to treat babies as slugs.

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