Re: One humanity, all in the same boat

From: Loree Thomas (
Date: Sun Dec 23 2001 - 18:11:13 MST

--- "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>
> If the value of the whole
> world is a quadrillion dollars, and a quintillion
> dollars of new wealth is created by an egalitarian
> superintelligence, the previous distribution of
> wealth becomes irrelevant; ripples erased by a tidal
> wave. *Any* wealth created by a Friendly AI, or
> created by an altruistic egalitarian
> transhuman such as a transcended Eliezer or
> Samantha, is an equalizing force that smoothes over
> or completely wipes out the old divisions between
> humans.


> I expect the Singularity to completely ignore
> the faction fights that humans spend so much time
> pursuing. Nor does gray
> goo respect national boundaries. We win together,
> or lose together. We are all in the same boat.

I quoted the parts that I thought were most
important... they seem to have been left out by
everybody else who responded to this. Because of the
way I sort my email I read the replies to Eliezer
before reading his original message. The impression I
got from the parts quoted by others was that Eliezer
had posted a warm fuzzy PC screed of little
intellectual weight or value (which really didn't
sound like him at all!) so I was pleasantly surprised
when I finally read it for myself.

So yeah... me too.


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