[ExI] Isn't Bostrom seriously bordering on the reactionary?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Jun 15 18:40:32 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 09:28:36AM -0700, Keith Henson wrote:

> It's possible you will be right.  But we have counter examples like
> Facebook which sucked in a fair fraction of the human race.

Don't see them raptured, though. Ditto Fecesbook server farms,
which are extensive.
> Given what we should be able to do with nanotech and AI, I could
> imagine the human race vanishing from the physical plane entirely.

Not as long as they need the server farms, which will blot out
the stars and galaxies.
> A 100 to one fall in the physical state population might leave those
> who stayed out little choice.

Just as the little choice Amish have. Or invisible friend
people, waiting for the real Ratpuree. And waiting. And waiting.

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