Comment by c_vos_coach on Recursive Self-Improvement · 2008-12-04T06:55:03.000Z · LW · GW

it's as simple as identifying "recursive self-improvement" as a term with positive affective valence, so you figure out a way to apply that term to humanity, and then you get a nice dose of warm fuzzies.

recursive self-improvement is possible and has been effortlessly achieved by many people.