> Dr. Peter G. Schultz, director of the Genomics Institute of the Novartis
> Research Foundation, wants to subject bacteria with extra synthetic amino
> acids to stresses like heat or poison to see if they evolve and adapt faster
> than natural bacteria. "Will those forms of life with a bigger building-block
> set be superior to the ones who have 20?" he asked.
Is it just me, or does this sound like a really bad idea?
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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