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20 Post author: lukeprog 26 November 2011 08:05AM

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Comment author: lukeprog 06 July 2012 11:34:01PM 0 points [-]

Finally posted the final chapter!

Comment author: listic 07 July 2012 09:24:05PM *  0 points [-]

The more we understand how aging and death work, the less necessary they will be.

It's not clear for me how this follows from anything. As I read it, it implies that:

  1. Death is quite necessary today
  2. Death will become less necessary over time

Both don't follow from anything in this chapter.

Comment author: lukeprog 07 July 2012 11:34:02PM *  0 points [-]

Thanks. I have modified that sentence for clarity.

Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov 07 July 2012 01:20:57AM *  0 points [-]

It needs more disclaimers about how this is only some kind of lower bound on how good a positive intelligence explosion could be, in the spirit of exploratory engineering, and how the actual outcome will likely be completely different, for example much less anthropomorphic.

Comment author: lukeprog 07 July 2012 01:37:40AM 1 point [-]

Good idea. Added.