Re: Yudkowsky's AI (again)

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Fri, 26 Mar 1999 17:00:33 -0800 (PST)

>> To sustain an industrial civilization you need a
>> population of hundreds of thousands of specialists.

Even if that's true (and in the age of the Internet, that's far from certain), you don't have to transport the whole civilization at once--you can create it from scratch in a century or two starting with, say, 30 or 40 young, healthy, genetically diverse women and a big dewar of sperm. For the first few generations you only need enough technology to survive, breed, and educate.

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