Re: Two draft papers: AI and existential risk; heuristics and biases

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Sun Jun 04 2006 - 23:54:54 MDT

On Mon, Jun 05, 2006 at 01:40:54AM -0400, John K Clark wrote:
> "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>
> >a Really Powerful Optimization Process that wasn't a person, that
> >had no subjective experience, that had no wish to be treated as a
> >social equal, nor even a self as you know selfness
> Designing an intelligence is hard enough but you propose something
> far far harder, you want to do something Evolution has never even
> come close to producing even after 3 billion years of effort. I
> can not prove it but I am certain the reason Evolution has never
> come up with it is that it is absolutely imposable.

Do you have any idea how stupid that sounds?

Have you ever seen a cellular phone?


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