Re: Controlling AI (was: Thinking about the future...)

Stephen de Vries (
Mon, 26 Aug 1996 13:06:41 GMT2

Peter Voss writes:

> >Technology will replace man as the superior life form <

> I don't think it's a good think at all! My life is much more important to me
> than the abstract concept of the theory of evolution. Seeing AI & AL happen
> is an important value to me, but never more important than my survival and
> well-being. In fact, the only reason AI & Al are of value to me, is to the
> extent that they expand my life (and the lives of people dear to me). An
> important philosophical issue I'd say.

What if you invented an algorithm which is crucial to the workings of
a very succesfull a-life organism which is set to replace humanity.
A meme you have created will be immortal, and the father-mother of a
new era in evolution. Do you want to live on through your genes, or
your memes ?

Stephen de Vries

"Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain
that is falling like an avalanche coming down a mountain"
- The Butthole Surfers