Re: Why would AI want to be friendly?

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Oct 06 2000 - 18:48:02 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote,

> J. R. Molloy writes:
> > If they're "postbiological" then they can't replicate. Replication is a
> > biological function.
> Arrrr! Postbiological, as not using self-assembled heavily solvated
> biopolymers and clusters thereof for self-replication and information
> processing.

Well then, don't call it "postbiological" if it's not postbiological.
Biology includes artificial life.

> There's a reason why artificial life is called artificial. Not
> biological. Using the same principles, but a different substrate to
> apply these principles on.

If it reproduces, then it's still part of life, artificial or not.

--J. R.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
--I. Dunno

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