[ExI] Uploading Swindle (was Re: Finally!)

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun May 13 18:15:28 UTC 2012

On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 4:52 PM, Anders Sandberg wrote:
> Personally I do think most of our capacities are fairly normal in the animal
> kingdom, it was just that we managed to cross a threshold of joint
> language/self control/working memory/whatever and kicked of an exponential
> rise - but the evolutionary pressures leading to that might be somewhat
> uncommon. Not ultra-rare, but still uncommon. And I do wonder whether we had
> a breakthrough in recursive language a few hundred thousand years ago.

Well, you've just seen a dancing dog win the 'Britain's Got Talent' TV show.

Does that mean a dog has more talent than the human contestants?

Going by the clips I've seen of the contestants, then the answer is
probably 'Yes'.



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