Re: Singurapture

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 01:56:59 MDT

John Marlow wrote:
> #"Ladies and gentlemen, HAL has called this press conference to
> announce the solution to the ongoing African AIDS epidemic and the
> continuing troubles in the Middle East, and also to ensure eternal
> peace, tranquility, and absence of disease here on earth. If you'll
> look at the big screen, HAL's message should appear in...point-two
> seconds.
> "Ah, here it...

Why, look, it's a subgoal stomping on a supergoal.

See also "Riemann Hypothesis Catastrophe" in the glossary:

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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