From: Nick Tarleton (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Feb 20 2008 - 16:22:36 MST
On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 5:54 PM, Matt Mahoney <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The question is whether we become the machine that turns the earth into
> paperclips, assuming it has some approximation of a copy of our memories, or
> do we just die?
Why would a paperclip maker, or a computronium maker, retain our memories?
(Even if it did, I would find it little consolation.)
> I don't believe the earth would be turned into paperclips because paperclip
> makers would have less reproductive fitness than computronium makers. That
> doesn't affect the basic issue, though.
If the paperclip-maker takes off first and hard enough, fitness
shouldn't matter. See http://sl4.org/archive/0401/7506.html
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