[ExI] WikiLeaks: What is the moral transhumanist expert consensus?

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at canonizer.com
Sat Dec 4 20:57:06 UTC 2010

Hi Bill,

You seem to be saying you think it isn't possible to come up with 
concise descriptions of some beneficial to humanity general moral 
behavioral theories on such issues?

Brent Allsop

On 12/4/2010 1:32 PM, BillK wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 8:15 PM, Brent Allsop  wrote:
>> First off, this is not seeking an answer or any kind of truth to a moral
>> question, as it seems to me you are implying.  It instead is simply a
>> survey, to rigorously measure what everyone thinks on this issue, and how
>> different groups like transhumanists, the general population, moral experts,
>> and so on compare.
>> Also, of course, with a traditional survey, your point is valid.  But
>> canonizer.com is completely different.
>> There isn't a camp like you describe above yet, but you could create a camp
>> that concisely states just what you've said here, and join that one.  The
>> goal would be a definitive, concise moral expert consensus on just what is
>> good and what is bad, along with a rigorous measure of how many moral
>> experts feel precisely that way, compared to all other concisely stated
>> moral theories.  I currently happen to disagree and am in the camp that
>> believes in general everyone should know everything (
>> http://canonizer.com/topic.asp/119/2 ).
> Those were just a few examples that immediately occurred to me.
> It would have to be a 'Maybe' camp, with each example being judged on
> a case by case basis. And even then some examples might come out as
> mostly good, but with some bad side-effects and vice-versa.  So I
> don't see it as a very useful camp to be in.  :)
> BillK
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