[ExI] From Arms Race to Joint Venture

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Sun Oct 21 20:54:54 UTC 2018



From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of William Flynn Wallace


>…Recent books by Damasio and Sapolsky show conclusively that without emotions, people just cannot make decisions that make much sense…


>…Intelligence must now include emotions - it's not all rationality and never was.  Historically,of course, emotional decisions were regarded as greatly flawed and to be avoided, and now we find out that we simply cannot avoid them.  They are absolutely necessary….bill w



My intuition tells me this argument is correct, even though we know that emotions can lead to both good and bad decisions.


The best approach is to always strive to have positive emotions, defined as the kind of emotions guiding decisions that result in helping oneself and others.








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