Re: DiscoveryCh - AI

From: Peter C. McCluskey (
Date: Sat Jan 27 2001 - 10:21:22 MST (Robin Hanson) writes:
>I think you're missing the point. Some AIs can tax other AIs,
>just as some humans now tax other humans. The relative
>abilities of humans and AIs are irrelevant.

 I think people are missing your point because it is irrelevant to
the concerns they are raising.
 Who will control whether humans benefit from taxation? Moravec
assumes without much justification that humans can remain "the powers
that be" as far as this question is concerned without having many of
the abilities that people expect are needed to remain "the powers that be".
 While not absurd, it is sufficiently far from any extrapolation from
how existing societies work that it seems appropriate to assume it is

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