I was thinking about the beneficial reward reserve and how to keep it functional long term. According to the WP, the beneficial reward reserve will be 80 million AGI tokens which might seem a lot now but might not be enough long term.
This reserve will be used to support beneficial projects. I think there is a risk the reserve will be depleted and thus not functional in long term which could lead to undesired outcomes. To create an AGI/ASI that is benevolent and stays benevolent in the future we need the reserve to be continuously refilled so that it can support other beneficial projects also many years / decades or centuries from now. As we also don’t know when exactly will the general intelligence emerge we should make sure there is enough beneficial projects at any time - prevent a scenario when the whole reserve is depleted by 2030 but the general intelligence won’t emerge sooner than in 2050.
What I suggest is some sort of “beneficial tax” mechanism built into the smart contract. From every transaction (or from sum of transactions of an agent - eg. on daily basis) there might be a very tiny % or AGI tokens sent directly to the beneficial reward reserve to support future beneficial projects. This percentage could be changed (increased or decreased) by a democratic vote in the future so that it is set optimally…
What are your thoughts about this subject? @bengoertzel ?