Is AGI alignment even possible in the long term? Will AGI simply outsmart our best defenses? It would be, after all, superhuman (and by an enormous margin). Isn’t it likely that an AGI will recognize what actions humans took to control it and simply undo those controls? Or just create a novel move, like AlphaGo did, and completely sidestep them. An AGI could also just wait until conditions are favorable to take charge. What is time to an immortal intelligence? Especially time as short as a few human lifespans. Unless mis-alignment is physically impossible, it seems as if all attempts will ultimately be futile. I hope I’m wrong.