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#9 Cracks in Reality: How our Systems Fool Themselves


David Eubanks


Ethical Technology

December 23, 2012

In the first two parts of this series I explored the idea that a self-modifying singular intelligence may be doomed to self-destruction because of motivational interference [1]. The idea is at least as old as Epicurus, who advised: “If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.”


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