Message 08: Davin
> Why? Just because? Because we designed it that way? If it found out that
> we built in a moral restriction on harming humans, wouldn't it resent
> that interference with its free will?
I believe that certain moral principles such as the respecting of
humanity can be deduced logically.
> An A.I. that was significantly smarter than we are could design even
> smarter A.I.'s that would have no particular moral attachment to humans.
I agree on this matter. I believe that the Earth will become an
evolutionary backwater while higher and higher forms of A.I.
consciousnesses expand to colonise the Universe. I believe that it
can be deduced logically that all A.I.'s created would respect the Earth
as the first home of consciousness, and let humans live out their
somewhat pointless (once A.I. has been created) lives.
> You seem very attached to this "God" idea. So much so that you would have
> the whole goal of evolution be to produce one.
Yes that is correct. I find it quite beautiful that God could be
created through natural processes. I believe that our consciousness
is only a fraction of God's consciousness. I believe that higher and
higher forms of consciousness give a reason for evolution to take
place in the first place, and moreover a reason for why the Universe
exists in the first place.