Re: Singularity worship

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Sat, 14 Dec 1996 18:19:38 -0600

> I would maintain that there is a direct relationship between the degree you
> understand something and the degree you can predict what it will do, in fact,
> that's what "understand" means.
> >I know how my computer works, but it still beats me at
> >arithmetic.
> Nobody understands how a computer works, if we did we wouldn't need them for
> arithmetic.

I get it: You're using the term "understand" the way I use "visualize".

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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