[ExI] Avoiding bad black swan events/was Re: extropy-chat Digest, Vol 111, Issue 15
spike66 at att.net
Thu Dec 13 12:40:00 UTC 2012
>... On Behalf Of BillK
>...The preppers are getting quite a lot of flak at the moment as stocking
up with supplies and generators, etc. seems somehow to be 'unsporting'
and selfish. And obviously if a disaster happens they will become a target
for the rest of the desperate population...BillK
Ja. The really serious preppers anticipate this, and stock up on lots and
lots of ammo. Their food supplies are useless if a desperate population
comes and kills them for it. It is nearly pointless to stockpile food
without the firepower to protect it. A similar argument applies to
stockpiling gold. I think about this a lot: we are developing a society
which cannot function without some of our increasingly brittle components,
such as our communications infrastructure.
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