[ExI] Avoiding bad black swan events/was Re: extropy-chat Digest, Vol 111, Issue 15

spike 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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