Let's hear Eugene's ideas

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (sentience@pobox.com)
Date: Mon Oct 02 2000 - 14:56:18 MDT

Looking over Eugene's posts, I begin to become confused. As far as I can
tell, Eugene thinks that seed AI (both evolutionary and nonevolutionary),
nanotechnology, and uploading will all inevitably end in disaster. I could be
wrong about Eugene's opinion on uploading, but as I recall Eugene said to
Molloy that the rapid self-enhancement loop means that one-mind-wins all even
in a multi-AI scenario, and presumably this statement applies to uploading as

If this is the case, then I can't imagine how even the use of nuclear weapons
would help, except possibly temporarily. As far as I can tell, in Eugene's
scenario we're flat-out doomed.

So, Eugene, how does humanity win this?

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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