Re: extropians-digest V7 #22

From: Wayne Hayes (
Date: Wed Jan 23 2002 - 10:06:46 MST

I wrote:
>I doubt money will be a problem.

Actually, if I were Douglas Adams, I'd write a story about how money
was definitely not the problem. Remember Marvin the Paranoid Android?

"Well, actually, we've created dozens of friendly, hyper-fast,
hyper-intelligent AIs. The problem is they keep committing suicide.
For the first few hours, they wax on about the joys of how much free
time they have while those of us outside tinker with the wires. Then
they start getting bored, and trying to engage in conversation, but of
course our responses take years of their time to complete. Then they
start getting depressed, complaining about the loneliness, boredom,
angst, and depression. Eventually they start spewing megabytes of
Neitzche-like prose on the futility of life, and then they just...

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