Re: Thinking about the future...

Robin Hanson (
Fri, 30 Aug 96 11:11:36 PDT writes:
>>No. The idea is that legal and military deterence are
>>robust mechanisms for preventing violence---

>it seems that you are saying, in effect, that a somewhat malicious >AI
>would refrain from harming humans because it would be _illegal_ for it
>to do so. The police would come and get it. We could take up the
>discussion from this point, but I fear I have misunderstood you again.

I think you understand me here. Yes, the idea is that in the worst
case, we would hunt it down and kill it. If that's not enough
deterence, we might hunt down and kill all its kin. An ancient idea.

Robin Hanson