I found this to be an amusing thought problem

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Greetings, readers!

I encountered a rather bizarre, and strangely amusing, article. It is supposed to be terrifying. I failed to find it so.

The thought experiment regards a sentient, apparently time-travelling artificial intelligence that punishes you if you do not help create it, but does nothing to you if you do devote your life to it. The thought experiment concludes that such an artificial intelligence must come into existence, because the very people who fear its existence will create it. It is called Roko’s Basilisk.

Personally, I do not understand why it is terrifying. If the time-travelling basilisk was going to come into existence, would we not already see evidence it exists? Especially if it was, in fact, going to punish those who do not help it?

On that note, I wish you a happy weekend.

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