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

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Comment author: Tim_Tyler 28 September 2008 06:33:52AM 0 points [-]

The goal is more like turning the easy-to-reach matter and energy into computers and von-Neumann probes that will turn less-easy-to-reach matter and energy into computers and von-Neumann probes in an unending cycle [...]

It sounds rather like what evolution would give us by default - what I call "God's utility function", after Richard Dawkins, 1992 - though he didn't quite get it right.