Re: Corporate Uploads Take Over

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Fri Jul 14 2000 - 10:37:56 MDT

I truly don't understand why most of this discussion is focusing on
uploads-as-tools. You're even postulating that we have the computing
power around to run billions of them faster and more cheaply than
humans! I'm sorry, but this discussion has gotten *silly*. There is no
way on Heaven or Earth or all the Stars between that you can have that
kind of intelligence running loose and still be debating whether to pay
it minimum wage. The first upload is going to spend a few hundred years
(subjective) upgrading the neural networks, and then he or she or ve
will walk out of there and take over the world. Or build a seed AI.
They are not, repeat not, going to be flipping burgers at McDonalds.

--    Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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