Re: Hugo de Garis

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sat Jun 24 2000 - 12:36:10 MDT

"Bryan Moss" <> writes:

> Cue sensationalism. We see the Bomb, we see human skulls,
> we see a post apocalyptic world, we see de Garis looking
> serious next to his Brain Machine. All the while de Garis
> explains how he thinks AI has more destructive potential
> than nuclear weapons. (Personally I find the idea of
> comparing intelligence to explosives rather disturbing.)

I think de Garis is indeed exaggerating and possibly worsening the
same problem he says he wants to avoid by setting up a conflict
beforehand in a very cartoonish manner, but one should give it to him
that he at least tries to think ahead on the drastic philosophical and
idological implications AI would have. Now if we could produce some
reasoned debate, things would get better.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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