Re: Posthuman mind control (was RE: FAQ Additions)

Randall Randall (
Sun, 28 Feb 1999 01:35:59 -0500

It's been rumored that on Sat, 27 Feb 1999, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
>Billy Brown wrote:
>> Now, I wouldn't abandon the whole foundation of my moral system overnight,
>> and I don't expect the AIs to do it either.

Me, either.

>I do. I can recall two occasions (separated by several years) when my
>entire moral system crashed and was rebuilt along totally different
>lines, over the course of five seconds. That is the actual time scale,
>not an exaggeration. It was obvious both that the old philosophy was
>wrong, and how the new philosophy ought to work. From my perspective
>the shock, the fall, and the rebuild occurred without conscious effort
>or iterative thought, in a single step.
>These changes occurred when I read the following two sentences:
>"You are not the person who speaks your thoughts, you are the person who
>hears your thoughts." (-- ?)

John McCrone, I think. _The Myth of Irrationality_, which I just read, is -- helpful, though I am not sure that all of it is correct.

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