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Comment author: DanielLC 05 February 2013 06:35:35AM *  0 points [-]

because discovery and insight are essentially random processes.

In that case, roll a die over and over, and you'll have to worry about boredom.

But those heuristics are not themselves intelligence.

True, but one of those heuristics is you, and you can't stop doing that.

Of course, I don't think any of us think this is very likely to be a problem. I'm basically just playing devil's advocate.

I'm pretty certain you'd have to do some significant self-modification to understand it all on a level that makes it boring, and at that point, you could just self-modify so that it isn't boring.