Mon, 09 Sep 1996 10:30:20 -0500

Last posting I mistook a response by Eugene Leitl at Univ. Muenchen
(Ludwig Maximillian) for Max More. It was not Max More. Should you
respond to either his original message, or my response, please be clear
about this. Eugene and I are in disagreement about the complexity (or
lack thereof) of future hyperintelligence motivations.

This gives me the opportunity to pose a question about such motivations.
I, for one, am not convinces that a future AI civilization (or overlordship
of a single such entity) will be inexorably driven to dismantle and convert
all available resources in the system--including Earth. Such a process is
could just as likely be a distraction from it's purpose as in support of it.
But usually, the motivation of <consume and grow/reproduce> is a
function of the lower mind (or no mind at all), basic but controllable,
especially for higher intellectual pursuits or complex cultural gratification.

Also, anybody out there taking DHEA-Dehydroepiandrosterone?
Anybody old enough to consider it?

-Tim (always talking about motivations)