The Meaning of Life (was Ai vs. general intelligence)

jbone at place.org jbone at place.org
Mon Oct 20 20:48:01 PDT 2003


Quick finger-faster-than-brain correction:

> Given that we have no evidence of other intelligent life in the cosmos 
> --- statistics and the Greenbank / Frank equation to the contrary --- 
> then it seems that a universe bereft of intelligence, ticking down 
> towards the heat death, is an awful waste of space-time.  All and any 
> choices that avoid that possibility are to be avoided.

^are to be avoided^are to be preferred.

Sorry 'bout that, wouldn't have corrected if it weren't essential to 
the sense of what I was trying (strenuously, and perhaps ineffectively) 
to say.

jb



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