Re: >H Re: transhuman-digest V1 #562

From: D.den Otter (
Date: Sun Jan 09 2000 - 08:24:43 MST

> From: Frazer Kirkman <>

> I feel we would probably have a hard time conveying AIs that are 1000 times
> smarter than us.
> Something has to be done to get the majority of the population excited about
> robots, and not scared that it is going to make the human race extinct.

How can you be so sure that this won't be the case? In the
absence of hard data either way, we must assume a 50% chance
of AIs causing our extinction. Oh golly, we've just been
reduced to a second-rate life form. We no longer control
our planet. We're at the mercy of hyperintelligent machines.
Yeah, that's something to be excited about...

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