Re: [sl4] Uploading (was : goals of AI)

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Thu Dec 03 2009 - 14:29:14 MST

2009/12/4 John McNamara <>:

> Most humans are only content to accept the "existential risk" of
> _gradual_ destructive copying because that's all we've experienced
> during our evolutionary history.
> We have no experience of instant destructive copying as a species and
> its is therefore quite reasonable that one of the common varied
> reactions to it is going to be some level of apprehension or fear.
> Assuming our species (assuming we bother staying as a coherent
> species) has been exposed to, and widely uses, instant destructive
> copying for a subjectively long time we will undoubtedly display a
> significantly changed range of reactions to the idea.

Isn't this a bit like fear of flying?

Stathis Papaioannou

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