Two More Hanson Posts
By Bryan Caplan
2. The top two results for the Name Robin’s Creatures survey are Sentients and Intelligent Agents. Background: Robin initially did a small Facebook survey. The top two choices were Agents and Intelligences. I bet Robin $50 at 2:1 in my favor that a larger, broader survey would put at least one different answer in the top two. Upshot: Robin owes me $100. If I were him, I’d probably just settle on Sentients. While I’d quibble with the philosophical overtones, using the word “Sentients” will spare his readers a lot of pointless confusion.