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byrnema comments on Max Tegmark on our place in history: "We're Not Insignificant After All" - Less Wrong

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Comment author: byrnema 04 January 2010 07:58:56PM *  2 points [-]

It's almost as if the most precious resource in this universe isn't negentropy, but values.

That's an amusing observation, with some amount of truth to it.

The reason why I was asking is because I was seeking to understand why you care and I don't.

Given your reply, I think our difference in caring can be explained by the fact that when I imagine the far future, I don't imagine myself there. I'm also less attached to my identity; I wouldn't mind experiencing the optimization of the universe from the point of view of an alien mind, with different values. (This last bit is relevant if you want the future to be good just the sake of it being good, even if you're not there.)