[ExI] calling for our exi computer security hipsters, was: RE: Donald Trump

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Sat May 7 19:26:41 UTC 2016

On 2016-05-07 12:37, BillK wrote:
> Having an open society is a 'nice-to-have' option, but it isn't the
> main problem.

Sorry, but I think you are totally wrong here. That leaders get replaced 
is a feature, not a problem.

Sometimes good leaders get replaced too quickly, but bad leaders (as 
defined by authoritarianism scores and the Archigos database) tend to 
stay around for a lot longer. Open societies allow citizens to point out 
problems, and if enough agree they are problems the society can change 
the system. Note that this includes pointing out that candidate promises 
are full of it, and telling others not to trust them.

Open societies can also invent new institutions to fix recognized problems.

Anders Sandberg
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
Oxford University

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