Re: Geddes's 'Moral Perturbation Theory'

From: Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Jun 17 2004 - 22:29:41 MDT

Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote:

> Marc Geddes wrote:
>> To approximate the collective volition of humanity we
>> don't need to look at the brains of 6 billion people
>> at all. In fact I think that the brains of only a few
>> hundred should suffice as a very good approximation!
> Possibly.

I see on further reading that Geddes had a specific few hundred people in
mind. Talk about your transparent moral failures. I'd like to repudiate
any association with that concept. I simply meant that a random sample of
a few hundred might turn out to suffice for a good approximation.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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