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

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sat Apr 26 2008 - 02:35:55 MDT

Jeff Herrlich wrote:
> Why not make the beneficiaries all sentient/conscious beings?
What the heck does that even mean? Benefits according to whom? To the
best guesstimate of the best benefits each would desire if each of the
beings was much smarter and more sane and more generally enlightened
than it is or perhaps even dreams or can dream of being? ARGH.
Hopefully the AGI will not be nearly so sloppy in its thinking.
Hopefully we will not wait to build AGI until we get sufficient
political agreement that we have a workable plan for uplifting the sea

- samantha

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