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

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Comment author: timtyler 04 January 2010 09:23:20PM 0 points [-]

A bottleneck is - conventionally - a narrow squeeze-through point with wider areas on either side. It seems challenging to see in what sense is the current era represents that sort of "bottleneck".

On the other hand, the founder effect might be relevant in this context.