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

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Comment author: wallowinmaya 27 May 2011 09:07:35AM *  2 points [-]

Do you really think the public would be interested in the opinions of a programmer who claims that some guys in a basement are building a superintelligent machine? Most would regard him as a crack-pot, just like most people think that Eliezer and his ideas are crazy. Perhaps in 20-30 years this will change, and the problem of FAI will be recognized as tremendously important by political leaders and the general public, but I'm skeptical.

ETA: I meant of course, that most people, if they knew Eliezer would think he is crazy.

Comment author: wedrifid 27 May 2011 11:06:44AM *  2 points [-]

just like most people think that Eliezer and his ideas are crazy.

He hasn't reached that level yet. Most people just don't know or care wtf Eliezer is! ;)