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29 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 23 May 2008 08:51AM

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Comment author: AnnaSalamon 23 May 2008 10:22:28PM 1 point [-]

We might get a very different intelligence scale if we graph: (1) "how much mind-design effort is required to build that intelligence" than if we graph (2) "how much [complex problem solving / technology / etc.] that intelligence can accomplish".

On scale (1), it is obvious that the chimp-human distance is immensely larger than the human-human distance. (The genetic differences took immensely longer to evolve).

On scale (2), it is less obvious. Especially if we compared linear rather than log differences in what Einstein, the village idiot, and the chimp can accomplish in the way of technological innovation.