Less Wrong is a community blog devoted to refining the art of human rationality. Please visit our About page for more information.

Latanius2 comments on Prolegomena to a Theory of Fun - Less Wrong

27 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 17 December 2008 11:33PM

You are viewing a comment permalink. View the original post to see all comments and the full post content.

Comments (49)

Sort By: Old

You are viewing a single comment's thread.

Comment author: Latanius2 18 December 2008 02:54:32PM 0 points [-]

Doug S.: if it were 20 lines of lisp... it is'nt, see http://xkcd.com/224/ :)

Furthermore... it seems to me that a FAI which creates a nice world for us needs the whole human value system AND its coherent extrapolation. And knowing how complicated the human value system is, I'm not sure we can accomplish even the former task. So what about creating a "safety net" AI instead? Let's upload everyone who is dying or suffering too much, create advanced tools for us to use, but otherwise preserve everything until we come up with a better solution. This would fit into 20 lines, "be nice" wouldn't.