From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Feb 16 2002 - 04:44:14 MST
Andrew Clough wrote:
> At 03:02 PM 2/15/2002 -0500, you wrote:
> >firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > >
> > > One is reminded of the Tleilaxu axolotl tanks of Frank Herbert's Dune.
> > > These
> > > "tanks" were eventually revealed to be not tanks, however, but females
> > > ''almost immobile in their grossness" engineered to grow whatever embryos
> > > were deposited in them (such as the Duncan Idaho gholas ad infinitum). The
> > > technological womb seems to be the more ethical path, at least, but there's
> > > still plenty of room for abuse.
> >Abuse? Abuse how?
> I believe that the axolotl tanks are sentient.
This is not science fiction any more, it has officially been removed to the
Realms of Real Life *which is what I was talking about*. And they aren't
axolotl tanks, they're uterine replicators. How does one go about abusing a
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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