[ExI] Fwd: Re: AI risks

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Tue Sep 8 00:14:10 UTC 2015

On Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 4:50 PM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:

> On 2015-09-08 00:32, Adrian Tymes wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 4:24 PM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
>> You cannot just set fire to the whole world.
> Actually, there's been quite a bit of thought on ways to do just that.
> Look up "atmospheric ignition".  If you put enough methane or grain dust
> out there, for instance, it might be possible.
> For what values of practical?

Now, now.  The question was whether it could be done.

Besides, for the goal of ending all life on Earth, quite extreme measures
could be considered practical (especially once we have enough life off of

("Anders, what are you doing?"
> "Calculating how to set the atmosphere on fire. There has to be a better
> way... maybe hydrogen?"
> "Remember, we are supposed to *save* the world at this institute."
> "Yes, boss.")

 So do the calculations at another institute?  ;)
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