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17 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 23 September 2008 06:02AM

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Comment author: idlewire 03 August 2009 03:55:07PM 4 points [-]

This reminds me of an idea I had after first learning about the singularity. I assumed that once we are uploaded into a computer, a large percentage of our memories could be recovered in detail, digitized, reconstructed and categorized and then you would have the opportunity to let other people view your life history (assuming that minds in a singularity are past silly notions of privacy and embarrassment or whatever).

That means all those 'in your head' comments that you make when having conversations might be up for review or to be laugh at. Every now and then I make comments in my head that are intended for a transhuman audience when watching a reconstruction of my life.

The idea actually has roots in my attempt to understand a heaven that existed outside of time, back when I was a believer. If heaven was not bound by time and I 'met the requirements', I was already up there looking down at a time-line version of my experience on earth. I knew for sure I'd be interested in my own life so I'd talk to the (hopefully existing) me in heaven.

On another note, I've been wanting to write a sci-fi story where a person slowly discovers they are an artificial intelligence led to believe they're human and are being raised on a virtual earth. The idea is that they are designed to empathize with humanity to create a Friendly AI. The person starts gaining either superpowers or super-cognition as the simulators start become convinced the AI person will use their power for good over evil. Maybe even have some evil AIs from the same experiment to fight. If anyone wants to steal this idea, go for it.

Comment author: BethMo 08 May 2011 07:17:57AM *  0 points [-]

On another note, I've been wanting to write a sci-fi story where a person slowly discovers they are an artificial intelligence led to believe they're human and are being raised on a virtual earth. The idea is that they are designed to empathize with humanity to create a Friendly AI. The person starts gaining either superpowers or super-cognition as the simulators start become convinced the AI person will use their power for good over evil. Maybe even have some evil AIs from the same experiment to fight. If anyone wants to steal this idea, go for it.

I want to read that story! Has anyone written it yet?