war etc.

Sun, 08 Sep 1996 16:58:16 -0500

Mike Wiik writes:

<f you're an advanced AI or some sort of transcendent being, who could
choose to take the current human race with you or not, how long would
you give them to get it together - to end war, suffering, murder, etc.>

war, suffering, murder are conditions of existence, not just human
existence, there's nothing especially human or inhuman about them. I
doubt they would be included in an ultimatum from an advanced AI any
more than we would be demanded to "get it together" with regards to
eating, excretion, locomotion, and our sexual habits. Plus, don't you think
it would a bit hypocritical of such a being to demand that we end war
and suffering, or be plowed under?