Eugene Leitl writes,
> There's a difference. Our children won't eat us, AIs possibly
> could. (Would you be nice to Giger's alien?) If AIs grow slow, there
> would be sense for them to reciprocate us being nice to them. If they
> grow fast, we're just reabsorbable scaffold. Until we know for sure
> which bootstrap kinetics will occur I recommend caution.
So speed (hypothetically) kills.
Not always. To escape self-fulfilling prophecies of Armageddon, we (those of us
who don't support Armageddon theology) need to get into the lifeboats quickly.
If Mind Children eat us, at least they'll have a nutritious breakfast on which
to carry on against Stupid Children who subvert the evolution of intelligence.
I also recommend caution: Let's hurry caution up. Let's hurry up and get away
from dangerous neo-Luddites who want to save us by sending us back to primordial
"Every past is worth condemning." Friedrich Nietzsche
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