Re: Singularity, Breaker of Dreams

Joe Jenkins (
Wed, 9 Sep 1998 14:22:29 -0700 (PDT)

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <>

> Also, the first-stage neurological transhumans will just create AIs,
> > since
> it's easier to design a new mind than untangle an evolved one.

By "design a new mind", do you mean evolve a new mind using genetic algorithms? If so, why would that be easier to untangle? Also, why must the naturally evolved mind be completely untangled rather than just the interfaces? And why can't the naturally evolved mind be uploaded and evolved further using genetic algorithms - a starting point for the GA?

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