Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Transhumanist Heresy

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When I wasn’t looking, it seems the transhumanists have invented their first heresy: Roko’s Basilisk. The topic is strenuously banned on Less Wrong as a “brown note” information hazard, but there is a Reddit thread with Eliezer Yudkowsky that you are strongly advised not to put into your brain, lest you put yourself at risk for being tortured forever by some less-than-friendly Friendly AI.

Charlie Stross has already called dibs on the novelization.

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  1. This comment at Reddit is a pretty good summary of how the acausal blackmail is supposed to work, if you’re in a too long, didn’t read sort of mood.

    gerrycanavan

    March 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm

  2. I had a read of several of these articles and had a ball. I’m going to write a post on this. It is seriously, seriously fun.
    What’s more fun is that people had nightmares about this.

    David Yerle

    March 12, 2013 at 2:14 am


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