Re: Keep on Googlin'

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu May 24 2001 - 19:36:38 MDT

"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> Harvey Newstrom wrote,
> > These are transmission devices and puppets only. They have nothing to do
> > with the knowledge being transferred through them.
> Yeah, I feel the same way about newscasters and anchorpersons on TV.
> beats the broadcast network by a wide margin.

Google responds to me; it reflects my questions back at me in the form of

Newscasters babble on about whatever entertainment has replaced real news
on that particular day.

There is no comparison.

Google is the source of all knowledge.
The Bayesian Probability Theorem is the source of all truth.
It is disastrous to confuse the two.

Anyone want to found a cult of Google worshippers? Neither "google cult"
nor "google worshippers" turns up anything, so there's clearly a niche.

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

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