On Wed, 8 Dec 1999, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> Eugene Leitl wrote:
> > Yeah, and EURISKO will prove our way down there. Clearly, procedural
> > strong AI is the wave of the future. Let me unearth the dusty PROLOG
> > deck...
> You're weird.
Gentlemen, as Greg pointed out in August, I've demonstrated the
Alpha Male Syndrome (AMS) adequately (in my discussions with John)
for the 1999 archives. Its probably advisable for further exhibitions
to await either the coming millennia or some hard data on which
the beating on one's chest is justified. (If you think about the
list en-toto, you can imagine the number of --
"See, I told you so!"s
that people are saving up...)
In thinking about this one of the things that occurs to me is the lack of connection between the EI-list and the Extropy conferences. Perhaps it would be fun (given Greg Stock's emphasis on prizes) to have an award at the Extropy conference for the best demonstration of AMS on the list each year....
Why impale our criminals when we can publically flog them instead?