Re: ESSAY: How to deter a rogue AI by using your first-mover advantage

From: Norman Noman (
Date: Sun Aug 26 2007 - 03:29:55 MDT

> Suppose a religious organisation announces that, when the technology
> becomes available, they will create a simulation in which the faithful
> are rewarded with heaven while atheists are punished in hell, unless
> they genuinely convert or make a small donation to assist the
> organisation in creating the simulation. What are you going to do?

Well, I wouldn't believe they were really even trying to do that, since it
would seem very out of character. But if they were really trying, and if
they really could do it, and if there was really nothing I could do to stop
them, then I suppose I'd decide whether saving my own skin was worth having
it on my conscience.

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