Re: What should you ask a wish machine to do for you?

Prof. Jose Gomes Filho (
Wed, 1 Oct 1997 19:18:33 -0200

At 18:18 26/09/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Mitchell Porter asks
>: Imagine a machine with superintelligence
>: and maximal abilities to construct physical
>: systems (whether that be nanotech or something
>: more advanced, such as the creation of designer
>: universes), but no volition to speak of.
>: What should one ask of such a machine?
>Well, to start with, a way to incorporate the machine's abilities
>(including superintelligence) into myself.
>: What *shouldn't* one ask for?
>Anton Sherwood *\\* +1 415 267 0685 *\\*

Great answer !
Like in Alladin's story, where the lamp genius could transform wishes in
The first wish: That all my next wishes become real !!!