Re: >H RE: Present dangers to transhumanism
Tue, 31 Aug 1999 10:52:58 -0700

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky, <>, writes:
> Frankly, I think a fairly large percentage of you *are* naive
> technophiles. You think you can take controlled sips from a tidal wave.

However, many us don't subscribe to the runaway AI/singularity scenario. As Robin Hanson pointed out, we don't know how quickly the difficulty of increasing intelligence grows as you become smarter. Is it easier for an IQ of 400 to go to an IQ of 800 than for an IQ of 200 to go to 400? We have no evidence one way or the other. It is uncharted territory.