Re: The Myth of the Monstrous Machine

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Thu Aug 30 2001 - 12:57:10 MDT

On Wed, Aug 29, 2001 at 09:06:02AM -0700, Lee Corbin wrote:
> >
> > One may argue that in this respect, this question applies equally to
> > trans-human AIs. "If the singularity is inevitable, it should primarily
> > serve humanity rather than the interests of non-human AIs." Discuss!
> On a second reading, your question is quite interesting.
> I don't yet know if I can support the analogy that you are making
> or not.
> First, we ordinarily suppose that the non-human AIs won't *have*
> interests. I don't know if you saw the interesting piece by J.R.
> "The Myth of the Monstrous Machine" and the nice piece by James
> Martin that someone posted---all these during the last couple of
> days. I don't have time to get into it now.

Nope. I'll go digging for it.

For a somewhat deeper shot at it on my part, you might want to read
the October/November issue of Asimov's SF magazine ...

-- Charlie

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