[extropy-chat] A future fit to live in?

gts gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 15 20:03:14 UTC 2007

On Mon, 15 Jan 2007 13:39:53 -0500, Jef Allbright <jef at jefallbright.net>  

> Now, if you'd like a simple, coherent, monotonic, extensible definition  
> of "good", consider:
> ********
> Actions are assessed as good to the extent that they are expected to  
> promote ourpresent values into the future.
> *******

Nice try, Jef, but that is only a definition what actions some people  
might assess as good, not a definition of good.

Nazis considered extermination of certain races "good". They thought such  
exterminations would "promote our present values into the future".

I think they were probably wrong.


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