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dylancatlow
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8/24/2014 9:19:18 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
This guy makes really nice videos, so I thought I'd share: https://www.youtube.com...
"When I see the city from my window - no, I don't feel how small I am - but I feel that if a war came to threaten this, I would throw myself into space, over the city, and protect these buildings with my body."
slo1
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8/29/2014 3:01:20 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Thanks for posting. Great stuff!

You might get a kick of this, which is a variant of Newcomb's Paradox, if you were to believe that artificial intelligence will become all powerful, it creates quite a dilemma.

http://www.slate.com...
bossyburrito
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8/29/2014 8:05:49 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 8/29/2014 3:01:20 PM, slo1 wrote:
Thanks for posting. Great stuff!

You might get a kick of this, which is a variant of Newcomb's Paradox, if you were to believe that artificial intelligence will become all powerful, it creates quite a dilemma.

http://www.slate.com...

I googled "Newcomb's paradox" and watched a bit of the video Dylan linked, followed that rabbithole where it lead, and ended up googling "thought experiments are pointless". The article about Roko's Basilisk came up. I read that, etc, then checked this thread to find that you posted the same exact article. What a coincidence.
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