Re: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky' whopper

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Oct 06 2000 - 10:47:17 MDT

 <> wrote,

> Whoa you are a pessimist! I am guessing that if Hugo De Garis ain't working
> on military A.I. then its not being worked on by the best, which will slow
> things down-bigtime. The most the Military seems to do is create things like
> hopping mines and such. Colosus or Sky-Net (Forbin Project or
> Terminator-respectively).

I'm not pessimistic at all.
Note that the Golem Project is funded by DARPA (!)
(as reported in one of my earlier posts)

Remember: this is what shows on the surface.
What's not shown is probably the rest of the iceberg.

Mars can wait for when we become Artilects (which don't require air and such).

--J. R.

"There has been one achievement in the entire history of the
human species, just one historical development, count it - one -
that has ever occurred which has had any significance in devel-
oping a greater rather than a lesser concept of freedom. That
concept, that particular movement, was called the American
--Andrew J. Galambos

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