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RE: The pleasure machine

in Deep Dives9 months ago

Aren't we ourselves pleasure machines? Is in this way the AI similar to us? Meaning, is it destroying its own body the way we do ours? And if so...what does it do to prevent that?

Do we run it on purpose to do what it does? Like taking the candy on purpose? Is it taking candy meanwhile?

Or do only people who hate candy sell candy?

Narrowing down stuff makes it easy to operate but it brings on a certain...lack of vision.

And there are visions out there...

Have one and make it happen.

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Aren't we ourselves pleasure machines? Is in this way the AI similar to us?

It is a reflection. The difference is, at this point at least, it doesn't care as it is not aware of its own existence. It doesn't need to prevent its own eradication through non-use of us being eradicated because it doesn't know it is alive - it is desireless.

Do we run it on purpose to do what it does? Like taking the candy on purpose? Is it taking candy meanwhile?

It is intentional - business is designed to optimize for profit - there are no checks and balances except us as a society on what they can and can't do - and most of what is being done now falls under no local jurisdiction, let alone global.

Narrowing down stuff makes it easy to operate but it brings on a certain...lack of vision.

Yes. I see it as a crush of future visionaries or, the visions had are far closer to the mean that the creativity of the past.

It is a reflection.

I'd say, an extension. The method is new, the principle...ages old. Only it worked on coal before or was dragged by brontosaurs.

yes, there is nothing new to the principle, it is the sheer scale that makes it different.

Social Entropy vs the old school notion of leaders...One can only lead this potato to the couch :) But this goes in a state where we lack serious driving forces.

The funny thing is...

Should such a force appear, it meets the resistance of the couch. Its push or pull has to be stronger or more persistent.

But shut my Determinism up ;)

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