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25 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 December 2008 05:41PM

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Comment author: ata 09 September 2010 01:57:48AM *  -1 points [-]

I suppose the only people who will get to the point of being "insiders" will be a subset of the people who are trustworthy and sane and smart and non-evil enough not to try something like that.

Comment author: Perplexed 09 September 2010 02:30:49AM 1 point [-]

Ah, so no insider has ever walked off in a huff? No insider has ever said he would refuse to participate further if something he felt strongly about wasn't done? Look at A3 here.

The SIAI must use some pretty remarkable personality tests to choose their personnel.

Comment author: ata 09 September 2010 02:47:26AM 1 point [-]

Are we using the same definition of "insider"? I was talking about people who are inside the FAI project and have privileged knowledge of its status and possibly access to the detailed theory and its source code, etc. I don't get the relevance of your links.

Comment author: Perplexed 09 September 2010 03:05:09AM 1 point [-]

My links mentioned three persons. Obviously at this point, Robin and Roko are not going to become insiders in an FAI construction project. If you could assure me that the third linked person will not be an insider either, it would relieve a lot of my worries.

The relevance of my links was to point out that when intelligent people with strong opinions get involved together in important projects with the future of mankind at stake, keeping everyone happy and focused on the goal may be difficult. Especially since the goal has not yet been spelled out and no one seems to want to work on clarifying the goal since it is apparently so damned disruptive to even talk about it.

Documents dated 2004 and labeled "already obsolete when written" for Gods sake!