Re: identity

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sat Apr 09 2005 - 18:00:25 MDT

On Apr 7, 2005 9:19 PM, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <> wrote:
> Samantha Atkins wrote:
> > Really? Michael's message didn't look much like that was what was
> > being said to me.
> That's how I read Vassar's message, but maybe only because it was what I
> expected to hear. Nonetheless, I didn't see anything about an OP not thinking
> before it acts. Rather, what I heard was that an OP with the goal of thinking
> will act in order to think more efficiently. These will be aFriendly acts;
> humane humans are not driven solely by the goal of making accurate predictions.

Humane humans do atempt to predict the outcome of their actions before
acting and can tell the difference between contemplating a possible
action and acting. I apologize if I am belaboring the point but I
would like to be sure the OP also is capable effectively of making
this distinction.

- s

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