Re: Arbitrarily decide who benefits (was Re: Bounded population)

From: Rolf Nelson (
Date: Thu Apr 17 2008 - 06:52:42 MDT

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 5:59 PM, Lucas Sheehan <> wrote:
> Some high level etheral AI
> universal standards that bond even nefarious forces to some "good"
> implimentation.

If by "universal" you mean "universal to minds in general" then no
such universal standard exists. The proof is that for every mind who
believes that "X is good", it's possible for a mind to exist who
believes that "not X is good". Therefore any concept of what you want
to achieve has to reference some subset of possible minds, or else be
non-universal in the sense that some minds would like it and others
would hate it.

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