Re: Posthuman Language

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue Nov 27 2001 - 06:07:32 MST

I once thought about the possibility of a gestural language for
probability that would go along with spoken language. For example,
holding your hands at a certain height depending on whether you were
unsure, sure, or very sure of something. Or holding up a certain number
of fingers to indicate how many minutes of explanation you were skipping
over in a given statement, with this tactic possibly being useful when
forced to give oversimplified statements in a realtime debate or on

I have to go along with Michael M. Butler's take on this, though, in all

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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