[FoRK] Super-Intelligent Humans Are Coming

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Fri Oct 24 06:34:46 PDT 2014


Don't you know that inspirational intelligence ideas come from little 
inspiration particles that bombard earth from space and trigger neurons.

Arthur Dent...wot?
Rincewind....wot? wot?
Vonnegut...what?
Martin Scorsese...you said wot?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-WI2aAwxKY

On 10/24/2014 5:49 AM, Gary Stock wrote:
>
> The whole notion of context seems odd to introduce, since it appeared
> that the premise was "something from nothing."
>
> Something akin to "context" may be:  Is, or is not, the development of
> super-intelligence foreordained by (perhaps unrecognized) principles?
> Is, or is not, the path to fully realized super-intelligencerelatively
> constrained or reproducible?
>
> If the path is driven by principles / reproducible, then we might
> imagine where that leads.
>
> However, if that path is ~not~ driven by principles / reproducible...
> hmmm...
>
> If super-intelligence stumbles first, randomly, onto more ideas Jimmy
> Carter thought, then most problems on Earth will be solved.
>
> If super-intelligence stumbles first, randomly, onto more ideas Ayn Rand
> thought, then most life on Earth will be eliminated.
>
> An urge to begin "constructing the necessary context" seems to suggest
> hope of steering super-intelligence toward one or the other.
>
> Watch more Star Trek.  Those models have all been exhausted ;-)
>


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