Re: Humor: helping Eliezer to fulfill his full potential

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Tue Nov 07 2000 - 11:52:01 MST

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> Darin Sunley wrote:
> >
> > I just visualized a nanite swarm bleeding out of the computer console,
> > enveloping all human beings in the room, and receding, leaving only an
> > elegant reliquary [sp?] [container for relics, medieval Catholic church
> > thing] containing Eliezer's still-beating heart.
> Pretty much, yes. There's a gruesome little story here if anyone wants to
> write it.
> Friendly AI, rule #7: "If the AI *wants* to violate Friendliness, you've
> already lost."
> If it gets to the point where explosives packed around the mainframe start to
> look reassuring to the clueless, you are already screwed over so thoroughly
> that a strategic nuke isn't going to help. Every non-nitwit safeguard happens
> *before* a transhuman AI decides it hates you.

While using such safeguards in paranoid concern over it getting 'out of control'
ought to just about guarrantee that it WILL hate you.

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