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23 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 June 2008 08:16AM

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Comment author: Nick_Tarleton 04 June 2008 02:55:00AM 0 points [-]

Phil: What makes you say negative utilitarianism is "a common view in Western culture since 1970"?

Pascal wagered on gaining immortality via God, Eliezer wagers on gaining immortality via the Singularity.... The same fallacy seems to apply to Eliezer's Wager - even if the Singularity is true, how can we know its characteristics, e.g., that some future benevolent AI will re-animate his frozen brain?

See Artificial Intelligence as a Positive and Negative Factor in Global Risk.