Re: Why would AI want to be friendly?

From: KPJ (
Date: Mon Oct 02 2000 - 04:00:39 MDT

It appears as if Emlyn <> wrote:
|It is actually my full point that you can't grok your 3-month old self. Why
|don't we have any memories of that age? At that age, kids do remember
|things; they have more continuity of self than, say, a goldfish (in my
|opinion as the dad of a 4 month old, anyway). They even have long term
|memory; they know who their primary carers are, for instance.

Since I remember stuff from around the age three months, I beg to differ
on your assumption that "you can't grok your 3-month old self".

OTOH, the 3-month old cannot easily grok the world of grown-ups.

|I wonder if we can't remember what it was like to be that age, because the
|points of view of an adult and a 3-month old are so disparate; maybe there
|is just no way to model what it is like to be 3 months old, so you lose the
|information, save for the odd, mostly untrustworthy, flash or vision.

I know much more now, and have much longer legs now, but the person *I* am
is very much the same, interested in knowing all things.

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