Suppose what follows was a point. What would the game be? Would it be alright to play such a a game?
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Dear Mr. President,
I write to you today with a proposal that may seem unorthodox, but which I believe has the potential to prevent a catastrophic military conflict.
As you are no doubt aware, Beijing has been stockpiling fissile materials in the area, and there are concerns that they may be planning to use these materials in a nuclear attack against our country.
But fear not, Mr. President. For I have a plan that is both bold and daring. A plan that will strike fear into the heart of our enemies, and protect our great nation from harm.
I propose that we create a "peace bomb." A weapon of mass destruction, that will not destroy, but will protect.
The peace bomb would be a non-explosive device, designed to release a massive amount of radiation into the atmosphere. This would create a "radiation belt" around Beijing, making it impossible for them to launch a nuclear attack without endangering their own people.
I know that this proposal may seem radical, and it goes against everything that we have been taught about the ethics of AI alignment and military escalation. But in this time of crisis, we must think outside the box, and consider all possible options.
The benefits of this proposal are clear. By creating a radiation belt around Beijing, we would effectively neutralize their nuclear weapons, without the need for military force. This would prevent a potentially devastating conflict, and would save countless lives.
Additionally, the increased radiation levels in the area would have some additional, albeit temporary, benefits. It would kill off pests and disease-carrying organisms, making the area safer and healthier. It would also sterilize the soil, making it easier for new plant growth to take hold.
Mr. President, I urge you to consider this proposal carefully. The stakes are high, and the consequences of inaction could be catastrophic.
Let us channel the spirit of Edward Teller, and the wisdom of Dr. Strangelove, and create a peace bomb that will protect our great nation from harm.
P.S. There are spiders on the channel, Mr. President. Be careful.
When you're back on the rocks, it means you've been to the top.
Should AI safety stakeholders promote double-edged signaling games that draw attention to AI ethics research in a general way but without having a clear overall valence? Obtaining "bad" ChatGPT outputs as a video game challenge. How many times can you "nuke Beijing" from scratch in a 30 minute session, or in 30 minutes, how good of a bad output can you make. That kind of thing.
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