[ExI] [tt] Identity thread again

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 00:48:20 UTC 2015

On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 11:45 AM, Tara Maya <tara at taramayastales.com> wrote:

> Therefore it is likely, though very sad and unnecessary, that the
> existence of copy-clans would lead to war. You can’t introduce an
> essentially new species of sentient beings into an ecology that so far has
> only supported one without there being a contest for resources. If we had
> the ability to populate new areas, in space, or perhaps new nations in
> sea-steads or something, maybe that contest could be postponed by expanding
> the ecological niche.

### I agree with what you wrote. When I was rhetorically asking why would
anybody go to war with me, I meant that copying itself should not be a
reason to go to war, although of course, whatever brings war among
individuals is likely to be still operative between copy-clans and between
copy-clans and individuals.

This said, we are not currently in a Malthusian regime, so bringing in
additional participants (whether through copying or old-fashioned
baby-making) is not necessarily a reason for conflict, yet.

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