Re: Posthumans in Nature

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Fri, 12 Nov 1999 15:27:56 -0600

I would tend to lump together group minds, human-level AIs, human/computer hybrids, neurohacks, extra-neuron augments, and genetically engineered geniuses as being "us". Not really that much of a difference. The basic style of cognition is pretty much the same. And we'll all share the same fate when the Powers show up, whatever the heck that hidden variable contains.

So far, den Otter would seem to be the only person with the self-consistency to admit that not wanting AIs to transcend implies not wanting *anyone* else to transcend.

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