Re: The Singularity

Robin Hanson (
Thu, 16 Jul 1998 09:23:49 -0700

Dan Clemmensen writes:
>... At some point, the SI may
>choose to add more humans, either volunteers or draftees, and grant some
>level of autonomous identity, less than, equal to, or greater than we have
>now. However, it's IMO impossible to assign a probability to any action the
>SI may choose to take that isn't precluded by the laws of physics. That's
>why I'm very interested in prognostications up to the advent of the SI, and
>relatively uninterested in the post-SI era.

Does saying "IMO" mean you don't think you can articulate *why* one can't "assign a probability"? Taken literally, your claim seems clearly false. So what exactly do you mean?

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