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14 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 01 December 2008 08:49PM

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Comment author: billswift 01 December 2008 10:47:28PM 0 points [-]

The problem, as I see it, is that you can't take bits out of a running piece of software and replace them with other bits, and have them still work, unless said piece of software is trivial.

The AI could probably do a reboot if it needed to. For that matter, the computer you're writing this on probably has modular device drivers that can be replaced without the machine needing a reboot.