Re: Corporate Uploads Take Over

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Fri Jul 14 2000 - 13:54:45 MDT

Joseph Sterlynne responds to Eliezer S. Yudkowsky:
> > ... 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. ...
>Thank you. ... having a completely modifiable mind changes everything.

I just don't think useful self-modification is anywhere near as easy as
you two think.

>... people won't have years in which to decide whether or not their
>portfolios are bleeding diversified enough ...

Agreed. They need to do it well ahead of time or it is too late.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
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