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timtyler comments on Value Uncertainty and the Singleton Scenario - Less Wrong

8 Post author: Wei_Dai 24 January 2010 05:03AM

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Comment author: timtyler 24 January 2010 11:40:37AM *  0 points [-]

Looking at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globalization a world government seems highly unpopular idea among many people. Looking at the relevant history suggests that basic things - like a single currency - are still some distance away.

Also, if one forms, it is unlikely to be all-powerful for a considerable period of time - a fair quantity of the resulting dynamics will arise from selection effects and self-organization dynamics - rather than its wishes.