From: Lee Corbin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Apr 24 2008 - 09:20:40 MDT
> But my point is that if you expect AGI to make boundless happiness possible, I
> think you will be disappointed. How would you program a brain, or any
> intelligent system, to experience accumulated happiness that grows without
We don't know at present. We assume that 30 or 70 years from now
happiness circuitry would be much better understood.
And then in the next email, Matt writes
> John K Clark wrote:
> > I'll just change the mean happiness quotient in my code from a 5 to a 6,
> > oh yes that's much better, I wonder what a 7 would feel like, wow that
> > was even better than I expected, 8 is really not that much greater than
> > 7 so it couldn't hurt to..
> You'll have to stop at BusyBeaver(2.91 x 10^122) (Bekenstein bound
> of the Hubble radius).
Very good! Few people understand the philosophical significance of
the Busy Beaver. Add just *one* neuron and the capacity of a system
is potentially increased by an enormous factor. We cannot begin to
imagine just how much pleasure a cubic meter of material could be,
or how smart it could be. Much less a Jupiter brain.
So I do not take "unbounded" literally. It really cannot be taken
literally. The reason for this is that the speed of light is constant.
If a brain gets too big, it ceases to be a single entity.
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