Re: [sl4] Re: Paper: Artificial Intelligence will Kill our Grandchildren

From: GŁnther Greindl (guenther.greindl@gmail.com)
Date: Tue Jun 17 2008 - 10:22:24 MDT


Anthony,

> Like it, Added a reference, thanks.

>> have you read this (is funny):
>> http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/2181/
>>
>> Is the evolutionary level at which we have arrived really so good?

I think you got it the wrong way round.

The article does not mean: humans are worse than apes, that is why we
should go back to being apes.

The article humorously describes that apes could not imagine that
anything better than being an ape were possible (or desirable);
but, most people today actually don't want to go back being an ape
(therefor finding Thog's opinion quite misguided).

The same reasoning goes for people who oppose transhumanism: they think
that the human condition can't be improved - whereas the transhuman
thinks that possible experiences - appreciation of art and beauty, for
example - will greatly increase with transhumanism; would you not think
this desirable?

Cheers,
GŁnther



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