[ExI] Gene drift

Tara Maya tara at taramayastales.com
Wed Nov 14 17:03:29 UTC 2018

Smart people without children are a danger to the planet. 

Having children invests your interest in a human future. Having no children means you don’t care if you destroy that future. That’s motive.

Brains gives you the means, and all that remains is opportunity to come along to invest in a future which is very hostile to human well-being.

I don’t trust politicians with no children, especially. And if a roboticist with no children started praising some AI, I would be very suspicious. Why should I trust that he wants the kind of future in which my children can thrive? He has zero stake in it. It’s even worse if his biological urge to protect the next generation has been usurped by a robot parasite.



> On Nov 13, 2018, at 7:26 PM, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Nov 2018, SR Ballard <sen.otaku at gmail.com> wrote:
> snip
>> To be honest, I'm not sure I'll have biological children anyway. Firstly, while I do > have a high IQ, and come from a family with high IQ,...
> My view of the topic has changed over the last 50 years.  IQ is valued
> among transhumanist/extropians for obvious reasons.
> So if you want children for their own sake, go for it.  But don't feel
> obliged to do it to improve the average IQ of the human race.
> Keith

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