[ExI] The hits just keep on coming

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 16:30:15 UTC 2019

On Feb 22, 2019, at 11:13 AM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 7:16 AM <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
>> Jeff, I have commented that the first nation or group or person who creates a practical AI owns the planet.  This article points out a second path to world ownership.
> Not so much.  Any bio-Singularity would take 20 years to come into
> effect, more than enough time for others to verify and copy what
> works.

That depends on the bio-Singularity scenario. With altering CCR5 before birth, my guess is you’re right. But what about altering it and genes afterwards? For instance, let’s say said genes really did boost intelligence or other factors (self-control, for instance) to such a large degree as to make huge numbers of people cognitively superior (to their non-altered contemporaries or in the universal case to their former selves) within the span of a few years or a few months. (Pure speculation on my part. I don’t know how quickly altering genes in children or adults would lead to markedly improved cognitive outcomes.) 


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