Re: The Revolution Refuses To Slow Down And Explain Itself

From: Jason Duncan (
Date: Sun Mar 03 2002 - 14:01:25 MST

you can remove me from this list. the last thing im going to do is take shit
for my spelling and grammar. im a programmer not an english professor.
take care.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2002 7:50 AM
Subject: The Revolution Refuses To Slow Down And Explain Itself

> Jason Duncan wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am new to the singularity and I am currently reading the documents on
> > web site. Im starting to see the big picture and all the little pieces.
> > what Im not very clear about is the general debat that is going on here
> > between you guys. What are the major competing AI designs and what are
> > general things that set them apart from one another? Just a general
> > of the differing philosophys or even a place where i can find such a
> > would be great. Thanks a lot.
> Key rules of SL4 (formal and informal) include:
> 1) Use correct spelling and punctuation, including apostrophes.
> 2) SL4 is not for discussion of the basics! If you can't figure out
> going on, ask people privately, use Google, check the list archives. When
> disputants manage to confuse long-time list readers, then it may indicate
> that someone is being too obscure, but we can't slow down all discussion
> the list every time someone new joins; someone new joins almost once every
> three days.
> 3) I already asked you not to post until you'd lurked for a while. Your
> post should have been sent to me, not the list. *In my capacity as
> moderator*, I now request and require that you not post again until you
> lurked on SL4 for at least a month. Please feel free to send email to me
> personally.
> 4) If you mangle spelling or punctuation, we are an order of magnitude
> likely to tolerate conceptual errors or newbieness. Please bear this in
> mind when and if you begin posting again.
> 5) Unfortunately we severely lack Web resources for helping newcomers get
> up to speed. If this bothers you, write some.
> 6) SL4, despite appearances, is not about competing AI designs. That's
> just something that Ben and I go into every now and then while arguing
> how not to blow up the world. Again: READ THE ARCHIVES.
> -- -- -- -- --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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