Re: Singularity-worship

Hara Ra (
Sat, 28 Dec 1996 09:10:20 -0800

Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote:
> As for the idea that there might be Powers not bound by ethics, I can't
> disprove it, except to say that in a goal-based cognitive system there
> will always be the concept of "The Meaning of Life", the ultimate goal
> in whose terms all subgoals are interpreted. A sufficiently smart Power
> should question the value of all goals and subgoals and would therefore
> begin a search for the Meaning of Life; whether the Power would be bound
> by the newly synthesized ethical system depends on its degree of
> self-redesigning capability <snip>

When I substitute "God" for "Powers" this thread becomes theology...

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