[ExI] outloading, was: stealth singularity
hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 22:19:56 UTC 2010
On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 10:36 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> A super friendly AI which chose to outload us and keep earth as a nature
> preserve would eventually decide to devour all that iron. Perhaps it would
> eventually perfect the outloads sufficiently to make the carbon units
> unnecessary. Surely it will want to get at all this metal down here at some
It's not exactly known at this point that iron would be particularly
useful in manufacturing computronium.
> So OK Joseph, point taken. What I am describing isn't a singularity, but
> rather the emergence of a super-friendly AI. This version is more
> human-friendly and more self-sacrificing than I expect an emergent AI to be.
> So all this might be just so much wishful thinking.
It's not impossible. I wonder what the signs would be of this having
happened? A sudden end to human deaths? And births? Wars stop? Or
would a really smart AI consider that the things we evolved to do were
"good" for us?
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