[ExI] More mailing lists of this calibre?

efc at swisscows.email efc at swisscows.email
Fri Apr 7 17:35:37 UTC 2023

> A pleasure to meet you Daniel. It's funny we have a rather similar background (working on large scale storage systems), and I would
> also classify myself as some mixture of technologist and philosopher.

Interesting! I wonder if we ever met or walked past each other at any of 
the big storage vendors conventions? What storage systems did you work 

> I have a few open source projects that might interest you. In particular there's one that straddles the two realms of technology and
> philosophy. It's an experiment in artificial life and simulated evolution of neural networks. I think it raises many philosophical
> questions, such as whether these entities are consciousness, or do they feel pleasure or pain, and if they aren't consciousness, when
> similar life is, what's missing?
> https://github.com/jasonkresch/bots

Thank you, but sadly my programming abilities stop with advanced 
scripting, so from a philosophical point of view I like it, but I'm afraid 
I cannot contribute a lot to the technical side.

> If you are seeking other similar places I can second the recommendation for the everything-list, especially it's earlier history
> (it's unfortunately fallen off a bit more recently). There's also the website lesswrong on which people write posts and others
> critique their argument/thesis in the comments. I don't know how active it still is but there's a lot of good material on it.

Lesswrong I know. I'm curious given the reviews of the Eliezer guy on this 
list, what the opinion of this project is? I also had a look at his 1000+ 
page book, and just the size of it and the introduction kind of put me 

Best regards,

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