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

From: Pavitra (
Date: Mon Oct 12 2009 - 21:56:24 MDT

John K Clark wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Oct "Bradley Thomas" <> said:
>> Couldn't you just append the fixed goal with [oh yeah, plus don't get
>> bored]?
> No need, if it's fixed goal it never gets bored and that's the problem.
> You have 2 choices, you can have a loyal AI that's in a coma, or you can
> have a singularity producing intelligence that is not a slave to you.

For each of the following possible computer programs, would you consider it
   (1) comatose,
   (2) nonslave singularitous,
   (3) not an AI,
or (4) other, please specify?

 -- An "echo" program that outputs whatever you input, unchanged.

 -- A standard desktop calculator.

 -- A standard modern operating system.

 -- ELIZA.

 -- Reddit.

 -- Conway's Game of Life.

 -- Yourself, after being uploaded.

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