Re: Why would AI want to be friendly?

From: Christian Weisgerber (
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 19:21:50 MDT

[Non-member submission]

Barbara Lamar <> wrote:

> I myself can't see any reason for the human species to continue in
> anything like its present form when (I should say, IF, recognizing the
> uncertain and precarious nature of time travel [24 hours into the future
> each day]) SI becomes reality. Is this sad?

Let's inject a bit of objectivity. Move to a viewpoint in the
past. How sad is it that some lifeform disappeared as it evolved
into something different (eventually into us)? If you don't mourn
for Homo erectus, or any of our line of ancestors back to the very
first cell for that matter, then it's pretty hypocritical to mourn
the passing of Homo sapiens.

> I'd be interested to know how others feel about the prospect of being
> among the last members of the human species.

This also depends on what you consider human.

Christian "naddy" Weisgerber                 

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