[extropy-chat] Fools building AIs
ben at goertzel.org
Mon Oct 9 12:09:42 UTC 2006
> I think the thread of argument is getting lost here.
>The thread was as
> follows (my summary):
The thread has been beaten far enough into the ground IMO but I will
offer a clarification...
> Ben: "My friend thinks the human species *should* die."
This is not a fair paraphrase. The opinion expressed was more along
the lines that it is correct and appropriate for the human race to be
replaced with something superior. Not that a priori the human
species should die....
> EY: "Then your friend doesn't strike me as a frontrunner for World's
> Clearest Thinker."
> Ben: "But that plan *could* be consistent with rationality, given
> different goals."
> EY: "We're not talking about an arbitrary nonhuman mind, we're talking
> about your friend."
I still believe my friend, under discussion here, is a clear thinker
and simply has a goal system that doesn't place extremely high value
on the perpetuation of the human race. I see nothing inconsistent nor
surprising here. Human nature is diverse in spite of its common
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