The Problem of Suffering: A Logical Perspective, and Implications for AI Safety

I discuss the problem of suffering from a logical perspective and give some considerations on the nature of any logically definable deific entities given some typical assumptions. Specifically, the ordering in which assumptions are taken matters a great deal, as the implications for reality are different given different starting orders. I do not exclude the possibility of very many categories of potential deific entities, but impose some limitations for the behaviour of a being which is (at least) both "good" and "relatively all-powerful." I also discuss implications for AI safety and creating being(s) which would be desired to be both "good" and "relatively all-powerful" and to specifically avoid the problem of suffering ("Artificial Superintelligence").