What should you ask a wish machine to do for you?

Anton Sherwood (dasher@netcom.com)
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 18:18:38 -0700 (PDT)

Mitchell Porter asks
: Imagine a machine with superintelligence
: and maximal abilities to construct physical
: systems (whether that be nanotech or something
: more advanced, such as the creation of designer
: universes), but no volition to speak of.
: What should one ask of such a machine?

Well, to start with, a way to incorporate the machine's abilities
(including superintelligence) into myself.

: What *shouldn't* one ask for?

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