Re: cryonics risk/payoff matrix

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Wed May 09 2001 - 11:14:30 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote,
> Because I don't trust the superintelligence to be motivated to
> reanimate extinct primitive lifeforms. Of course it could do it,
> but why *should* do it?

An ultra-intelligent machine is one that understands that human parents don't
earn their children's trust by acting as they *should* but rather by doing
what is best for the children (which smart kids detect), and the best that
parents can do for their children is to provide them the opportunity to reach
their full potential. To explore that potential completely requires us to go
beyond words... a universe an ultra-intelligent machine could outdo good
parents in providing.

--J. R.

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