Second article: there a lot of humans who want to kill all humans.

My take: The desire to end the world is the intrinsic value of humans. Half of Hollywood movies are about the apocalypse. It probably has some cultural or evolutionary psychology explanation as humans want revolution in their tribe, or move to new place from time to time, and culturally present it as the end of "old world". I hope future AI will not extrapolate this desire.

Could the Maxipok rule have catastrophic consequences? (I argue yes.)

by philosophytorres 1 min read25th Aug 201732 comments


Here I argue that following the Maxipok rule could have truly catastrophic consequences.

Here I provide a comprehensive list of actual humans who expressed, often with great intensity, omnicidal urges. I also discuss the worrisome phenomenon of "latent agential risks."

And finally, here I argue that a superintelligence singleton constitutes the only mechanism that could neutralize the "threat of universal unilateralism" and the consequent breakdown of the social contract, resulting in a Hobbesian state of constant war among Earthians.

I would genuinely welcome feedback on any of these papers! The first one seems especially relevant to the good denizens of this website. :-)