Re: computers have no souls!

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Fri Jan 28 2000 - 00:09:48 MST

Damien Broderick wrote:
> They're deluded. She JUST KNOWS.

Actually, at that point, I would probably wind up saying something like this:

"Well, ma'am, you've found me out. My intention is to forcibly
transform the entire human race into soulless, conscienceless, monstrous
machines, an unholy hybrid of life and unlife that will feed upon the
blood of the innocent and crush entire star systems beneath its
remorseless feet. Why? Because I'm evil. Can we go on with the
program now?"

Then I would keep on admitting to anything she accused me of, with
elaborations, until either she gave up or time ran out. At least it
would be more fun than arguing with a tape recorder.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Typing in Dvorak         Programming with Patterns  Writing in Gender-neutral
Voting for Libertarians  Heading for Singularity    There Is A Better Way

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