Re: Thinking about the future...
Fri, 30 Aug 96 17:36:07 GMT

Robin Hanson wrote:
>No. The idea is that legal and military deterence are
>robust mechanisms for preventing violence---

Combining this with what you said to Max More, that he
attributed too much to values and too little to social
institutions, as means for preventing that an >AI does harm
to mankind, it seems that you are saying, in effect, that a
somewhat malicious >AI would refrain from harming humans
because it would be _illegal_ for it to do so. The police
would come and get it. We could take up the discussion from
this point, but I fear I have misunderstood you again.

Nicholas Bostrom