[ExI] Lethal future was Watson on NOVA

Keith Henson hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Fri Feb 18 16:13:44 UTC 2011

On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 12:28 AM,  Kelly Anderson
<kellycoinguy at gmail.com> wrote:


> Competition for limited resources and a recognition that exponential
> growth cannot continue forever indicates that there will be Darwinian
> processes for choosing which AGIs get the eventually limited power,
> and which do not. This leads one inevitably to the conclusion that the
> surviving AGIs will be the "fittest" in a survival and reproduction
> sense. It will be a very competitive world for unenhanced human beings
> to compete in, to say the least.

The fact that we don't see massive scale manipulation of matter and
energy indicates that this has not yet happened in our light cone.

That doesn't mean it could not happen here.

The human population growth falling below replacement in some places
is an indication that reproduction isn't as strong a drive as we

Still, to get the observed universe, we have to be wrong on something.

Perhaps there is a relatively simple way to escape from the universe.


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