[ExI] Axiological Risk (was ? Risk:)

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Sat Mar 10 16:10:47 UTC 2012

Good point made by a colleague:

Might *not* ever developing life extension be an axiological risk?

If the benefits in value of life extension are vast, then not fulfilling 
this possibility (assuming, uncontroversially here at least, that it is 
possible) would mean mankind never reaches its full potential. Hence an 
axiological risk exists in the form of failure of getting life extension.

It is of course an individual risk too for all of us.

Anders Sandberg,
Future of Humanity Institute
Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University

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