Re: [sl4] Simple friendliness: plan B for AI

From: Vladimir Nesov (
Date: Tue Nov 09 2010 - 12:43:48 MST

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 10:20 PM, Andrew Hickey
<> wrote:
> Most states in human history, including most now existing, are pretty
> much the definition of *un*friendly. That there has never been a case
> yet where people's rule-of-thumb attempts to "describe good, safe
> human life using a system of rules" haven't led to the death,
> imprisonment and in many cases torture of many, many people, seems to
> me one of the stronger arguments against a rule-based system.

Not clear what's your intended meaning of "rules" here. Surely you
don't suggest that banishing lawfulness leads to improvement?

Vladimir Nesov

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