[ExI] Effectiveness of democracy as a result of selection bias

Henrique Moraes Machado cetico.iconoclasta at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 13:03:01 UTC 2009

Stathis Papaioannou> The post-scarcity society will not come by addressing 
supply, but by
> addressing demand. A radical way to do this would be to have direct
> control of your brain so that you can modify your desires and second
> order desires. If I have $1000 I want $2000; but if instead of going
> to the trouble getting the extra thousand I could modify my mind so
> that I could be in every way *just as satisfied* with the thousand I
> already have, why wouldn't I? The end result would be that I adjust my
> mind so that I am motivated to do only those things which I consider
> of intrinsic worth, or those things which I think I *ought* to
> consider of intrinsic worth.

So... the post-humanism will make us buddhists? :-) 

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