[ExI] Singularity or Surge

Max More max at maxmore.com
Sun Jun 26 18:34:37 UTC 2011

Kelly: Yes.

But feel free to expand the chart to include (less plausible) "involuntary
good" and "voluntary bad" outcomes.


On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 10:43 AM, Kelly Anderson <kellycoinguy at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Ben Zaiboc <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > That chart of Max's has an assumption that a 'voluntary' singularity
> would be necessarily good, and an 'authoritarian' one, necessarily bad.  I
> don't see that this has to be the case,
> >surely there are possibilities of bad voluntary outcomes,
> Egypt anyone? That's likely going to end badly.
> >or good authoritarian ones?
> Hitler built the autobaun?
> It is probably easier to think of outcomes where volunteerism came out
> good and authoritarianism came out bad, so he's likely leaning on
> historical precedence and probabilities.
> -Kelly
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