Message 09: Fred
>> 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.
I think that word "deduced" does not mean what you think it means.
>> 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
> 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.
What happens when the humans aren't satisfied to live out their lives in
>> 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.
You believe an awful lot of things that cannot be justified by evidence
or deduced from first principles.