Re: Humor: helping Eliezer to fulfill his full potential

From: Emlyn (
Date: Tue Nov 07 2000 - 04:14:31 MST

> Spike Jones wrote:
> > Brian Atkins wrote:
> > >Spike we think about it every day, believe me it is kinda constantly
> > >there in the back of my head. And I'm not even involved in the day to
> > >work! The quick answer is that we plan to make progress on the "safety"
> > >as we go...
> >
> > Thank! You! Brian! This is all I wanted, a little reassurance that
> > someone was at least *thinking* about safety, at least *thinking*
> > that humankind can live peacefully alongside the AI. We can!
> > Chimps live on the same planet with humans. We dont want to throw
> > mankind upon the mercy of the first generation AI.

Spike, I think that Chimps are probably a bad example, as are pretty much
any animal you choose. Cows? Only shows that you have to be useful to be
allowed to live, and even then in a highly degraded manner.

The best status that un-augmented humans could aim for would be
insect-level. The insects do pretty well. So how do they accomplish this?

Emlyn, bugzapper

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