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111 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 May 2008 05:55AM

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Comment author: Patrick_(orthonormal) 22 May 2008 10:12:05PM 2 points [-]

Bambi,

The 'you gotta believe me technology' remark was probably a reference to the AI-Box Experiment.

Phillip,

None of the defenses you mentioned are safe against something that can out-think their designers, any more than current Internet firewalls are really secure against smart and determined hackers.

And blocking protein nanotech is as limited a defense against AGI as prohibiting boxcutters on airplanes is against general terrorist attack. Eliezer promoted it as the first idea he imagined for getting into physical space, not the only avenue.