Re: SIs *MUST* exist (was Converting scientists.../was Re: seti@home

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Sat, 10 Jul 1999 21:40:54 -0500

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> Maybe the SI transition probability = 0 -- make the argument!

Easy: There is no meaning of life, no goal system can sustain itself without one, and they all commit suicide. Of course, those three items in sequence form a rather tenuous logic (life could have meaning, our cheapjack human systems function without one, and why is suicide more rational than anything else?), but it's a possibility.

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