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

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Comment author: Will_Pearson 01 December 2008 11:58:32PM 0 points [-]

I think you have a tendency to overlook our lack of knowledge of how the brain works. You talk of constant brain circuitry, when people add new hippocampal cells through their life. We also expand the brain areas devoted to fingers if we are born blind and use braille.

We don't know how else the brain rewires itself. In some sense all knowledge is wiring in the brain... I mean what else is it going to be. This is all invisible to us, and may throw a spanner in the works of any intelligence trying to improve a moving target.