Re: MEDIA: NOVA on Gamma Ray Bursters

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Jan 10 2002 - 13:22:59 MST

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, John Clark wrote:
> > Assumes that the structure of the natural universe and the desires of
> > extraterrestrial civilizations, all extraterrestrial civilizations, is
> > not identical; a very reasonable assumption I think.
> Yes. The population of agents randomly exploring behaviour space and
> iterative selection for the most expansive ones radiating from the nucleus
> applies.

In this case it may not be the population of agents as a whole, just the
agents who have access to raw sockets (metaphorically speaking). If you
assume that everyone has access to raw sockets, then discard this

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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