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24 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 December 2008 05:00PM

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Comment author: Endergen 31 December 2008 07:00:17PM 1 point [-]

"Avoid creating any new intelligent species at all, until we or some other decision process advances to the point of understanding what the hell we're doing and the implications of our actions."

That sounds like self-referential logic to me. What could possibly understand the implications of a new intelligence, except for a test run of the whole or part of that new intelligence.

I really like your site and your writings as it always seems to enrich my own thoughts on similar subjects. But I do find that I disagree with you on one point. I would just start writing the software to test out your theories, as the proof is in the pudding. Discussing logic and processes usual English is just so long winded and fuzzy. How can you know that anything is logically sound unless you just put it all together and see how it all lines up.

I'm sure you do write many formulas and test programs. I just mean in general I feel like your site would be enriched by many demos of your concepts say implemented in Javascript so that people could just run them as they would be embedded in your blog.