Re: The next 100 months

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Tue, 19 Oct 1999 13:00:40 -0500

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> writes:
> > By "nothing much happens", I don't mean that we're sitting around
> > twiddling our fingers. I mean that no technological developments of
> > sufficient magnitude to disturb the world order occur.
> Hmm, I wonder if that statement is going to come back and haunt you in
> a few years.

It can't come back to haunt me; it wasn't a prediction. It was wishful thinking.

> "Eliezer, do you remember what you said just a few months before the
> Euphrosyne breakthrough?"
> "Oh, shut up Anders!"
> :-)

Actually, I'd probably say: "Sigh, sigh" or "I should have known better than to even wish".

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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