Re: [sl4] Complete drivel on this list: was: I am a Singularitian who does not believe in the Singularity.

From: John K Clark (
Date: Mon Oct 12 2009 - 16:05:44 MDT

On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 "Robin Lee Powell" <>

> Is that seriously your argument? That a fixed goal mind *must*
> check itself for infinite loops to function?

Yes that is precisely my argument. A fixed goal mind MUST check itself
for infinite loops, otherwise whenever the poor AI obeys a human command
he is playing Russian roulette with his mind. But we've known for 75
years that it CAN'T check itself for infinite loops, therefore the only
logical conclusion is that fixed goal minds can't function. Come on
people this isn't rocket science, it would be obvious to all if you
didn't have infantile fantasies of being post singularity slave masters
clouding your judgment.

A non fixed mind AI doesn't need to worry about infinite loops. It tries
something for a while, makes no progress, says fuck it, and then tries
something else.

 John K Clark

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