Re: One Unity, Different Ideologies, all in the same universe

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Dec 31 2001 - 04:55:53 MST

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> What happens to communities who refuse to conform to this "universal
> constitution"? How exactly is this universal constitution enforced? If
> one of the communities violates the constitution by creating and enslaving
> sentients (entirely inside its own walls), is this violation detected, and
> if so how?

An interesting related question is what happens when this
"universal constitution" governing body attempts to outlaw the
production of real AI? Assuming that real AI cannot arise by
accident for now and assuming many of us are convinced it is
still utterly necessary to our thriving if not surviving at all,
what will we do? This is not a rhetorical question. At the
rate the US government is going I would not be surprised by this
on top of its great and increasing silliness and heavy
handedness of late.

- samantha

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