Indeed it is! 'Twas an attempt to make a point humorously: The only
way to get rid of some problems is to get rid of us. We're buggy.
On 30 Apr 2001, at 3:56, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> John Marlow wrote:
> > #"Ladies and gentlemen, HAL has called this press conference to
> > announce the solution to the ongoing African AIDS epidemic and the
> > continuing troubles in the Middle East, and also to ensure eternal
> > peace, tranquility, and absence of disease here on earth. If you'll
> > look at the big screen, HAL's message should appear in...point-two
> > seconds.
> > "Ah, here it...
> > ELIMINATE CARBON-BASED BIPEDS.
> Why, look, it's a subgoal stomping on a supergoal.
> See also "Riemann Hypothesis Catastrophe" in the glossary:
> -- -- -- -- --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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