"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> "D.den Otter" wrote:
> > Add to that the fact that
> > humans, if allowed to continue freely with their development
> > after the SI has ascended, would most likely create and/or
> > become superintelligences (i.e. competion for resources and
> > a potential threat),
> This is the fundamental disagreement. I simply don't believe in
> competition between SIs. I think the motives converge, and multiple SIs
> would merge, or all but one would commit suicide, or whatever.
Let me rephrase that: Given den Otter's assertion that SIs would be in competition for resources, a proposition about which I am agnostic (what resources? for doing what, exactly?), or rather that multiple SIs could not use resources efficiently, then they would merge or dismultiply or whatever.
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