[ExI] Isn't Bostrom seriously bordering on the reactionary?
hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 16:28:36 UTC 2011
On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 8:48 AM, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think the post-S world will have much more diversity than today's
It's possible you will be right. But we have counter examples like
Facebook which sucked in a fair fraction of the human race.
Given what we should be able to do with nanotech and AI, I could
imagine the human race vanishing from the physical plane entirely.
A 100 to one fall in the physical state population might leave those
who stayed out little choice.
> Some people will choose to live in VR worlds with only weak
> coupling to physical reality (whatever that is), others will choose to
> go to the stars, others will find creative ways to do both things at
> the same time.
> After reading Bostrom's oh-soooo-reasonable-and-responsible (and
> booooring) article, I recommend this great article of Jason Silva:
> Why We Could All Use a Heavy Dose of Techno-optimism
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 4:47 PM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 7:38 AM, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Probably. But we should not give up without a fight and, as persons
>>> and as small/large orgs, we should re-affirm our commitment to _real_
>>> visionary transhumanism and do our best to promote it. Let's go to the
>>> stars or die trying, and screw the precautionary principle.
>> Although post singularity control over materials would let us go to
>> the stars, it might also kill the desire to do so.
>> And if people sped up by a million fold, it's a *long* way to the stars.
>>> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 4:30 PM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I think we should get used to the fact that the singularity is
>>>> probably going to be Chinese flavored.
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