[extropy-chat] Avoid Too Much Change.

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 04:01:46 UTC 2007

On 4/9/07, Thomas <Thomas at thomasoliver.net> wrote:

I would hope that, at IQ 12,000 one would view reptilian complex
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reptilian_brain>1 based issues of
> dominance and submission as of little  relevance.  I guess social status
> works better than no motive at all (for getting smarter).  I hope
> something starts working for me! -- Thomas.

I don't think there is any necessary correlation between intelligence and
and the more "base" drives. Even if you could show that there is a
correlation in the animal kingdom, that would just be a contingent fact of
evolution. If we built AI's we could make a dumb one really kind, a smart
one really vicious, or not give them any emotions or drives beyond what was
needed for the task at hand. It is naive to imagine that every possible
intelligent entity will somehow resemble a human or a lizard.

Stathis Papaioannou
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