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29 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 27 December 2008 01:47AM

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Comment author: Daniel4 27 December 2008 09:30:35PM 3 points [-]

I propose this conjecture: In any sufficiently complex physical system there exists a subsystem that can be interpreted as the mental process of an sentient being experiencing unbearable sufferings.

In this case, Eliezer's goal is like avoiding crushing the ants while walking on the top of an anthill.

Comment author: taryneast 13 June 2011 10:21:42AM 3 points [-]

Or evolving the ability of "spot anthill" and walking around it instead.