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Tim_Tyler comments on Engelbart: Insufficiently Recursive - Less Wrong

11 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 26 November 2008 08:31AM

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Comment author: Tim_Tyler 26 November 2008 04:58:58PM -1 points [-]

Thanks for your interest - but comments on someone else's blog post are not the place for my policy recommendations.

As far as risks go, the idea that the explosion has started probably makes little difference. Risks from going too fast would be about the same. Risks from suddenly changing speed might be slightly reduced.

The main implications of my essay on the topics discussed here are probably that it makes extrapolation from our recent history and not-so-recent evolutionary history seem like a more promising approach - and it makes the whole idea of some highly-localised significant future event that changes everything seem less likely.