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sam__izdat t1_j9sj2zl wrote

> I think in the opposite way: if alignment is possible, then alignment is profoundly dangerous.

Exactly. What is this neoliberal fever dream? "But what if the computer doesn't do what they want?!" -- my god, what if it does? Are we living on the same planet? Have you seen what they want?

I love how the core of the panic is basically:

"Oh my god, what if some kind of machine emerged, misaligned with human interests and totally committed to extracting what it wants from the material world, no matter the cost, seeing human life and dignity as an obstruction to its function?!"

Yeah, wow... what if?! That'd be so crazy! Glad we don't have anything like that.