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I wasn't talking about fake emotions, but about our emotions being only a secondary effect of our resistance to change, and about introducing such a resistance in the programming of your AGI.
...it's our resistance to change. Without it, we couldn't feel anything anyway. If an object wouldn't resist to it's acceleration for instance, thus to a change in speed or in direction, it would simply move before we could feel it.
In our democratic countries, if someone doesn't care about the law just because he doesn't like to be told he is wrong, he won't be exterminated, he will just have to pay the fine or to go in jail.
Not if he has been programmed to observe democracy.
Tell me what will happen if most of the people do not like a law that your kind of AGI has promulgated? (what would surely happen if we, humans, automatically resist to a change)
If they don't like a law that has been proved mathematically to be moral, those who oppose it are immoral, and the moral minority need to be protected from the immoral majority.
You don't want AGI to observe democracy when democracy does so many wrong and stupid things.
If you set up AGI to "care" about us if we care about it, it won't "care" about anyone who doesn't care about it, so why shouldn't it just kill them?
What resistance to change? If you offer someone something much better than what they have, they tend to jump at the opportunity. They resist things that don't offer an improvement or that would be worse.
The acceleration is instantaneous. If you feed the energy in bit by bit, the speed will go up in a series of instantaneous jumps. This isn't a resistance to change, but a mechanism that sets the new speed of the particle.
That's a bit what happens in democracy too: minorities are protected even if the majority thinks they should adapt to the majority.
We don't have to use specific laws for that though, just to be tolerant, so my kind of AGI would just have to be tolerant and the system should work.
Would that eliminate the wars after a while? If the AGI was able to convince all the countries that he can rule the world and satisfy everyone of them, maybe.
Meanwhile, I think that women could also succeed to erase the wars one day if we give them the chance to rule the world, because I think that they are generally less aggressive than men.
Democracies must find a way to be ruled by a superior level of government.
That's what the European countries are trying to do.
That's what the USA should do instead of trying to rule the world.
Democracy is not about good governments, it's about letting your opponent rule the country for a while even if you think he's wrong because you know it is better than war and corruption.
Everybody thinks that others are wrong anyway. I bet I would also find that your AGI is wrong if I had the chance to exchange some ideas with him, not because he would not be logical, but because I automatically resist to any change.
Democracy is also about changing directions because the old one didn't seem to work, so it is not surprising that people have chosen Trump for a while. It won't last, no direction can last very long in a democracy if the leader respects its main rule, and it is so because it takes so long for societies to evolve that we can't measure the effects of the decisions the leaders take.
QuoteIf you set up AGI to "care" about us if we care about it, it won't "care" about anyone who doesn't care about it, so why shouldn't it just kill them?Because that's what I actually do and that it seems to work. I don't kill my kin or my neighbors just because they don't care about me, and my country doesn't do that either with its people. That principle is so well established that it has become one of our more important laws.
Take me as an example. I do resist to your idea even if I like your thinking and if we almost think the same on many things, so what would it be if I didn't know you.
If acceleration was instantaneous, bodies would not resist to it.
It takes time for the information to increase the speed of my two particles.
One of them is accelerated instantly by a force as energy is added to it,
If you add the energy only to one of them, some of the added energy will be heat energy, and this must make the speed of the molecule slower.
If a machine provides better distribution of resources, eliminates crime, cracks down on all bigotry, saves the environment, taxes people fairly, etc. most people will find their quality of life going up fast. Those who cling to bigotry for any length of time will soon learn to ditch it. Those who want to abuse others will soon find that they are only harming themselves. People won't resist it once they've seen what it does.