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Lumifer comments on Roadmap: Plan of Action to Prevent Human Extinction Risks - Less Wrong

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Comment author: Lumifer 05 June 2015 06:39:31PM 0 points [-]

they would have a lot less tying them down to the mainstream, like heavy schoolwork, expectations to get a good job, etc

I am confused as to why do you think it's a good thing.

You're basically trying to increase the variance of outcomes. I have no idea why do you think this variance will go precisely in the direction you want. For all I know you'll grow a collection of very very smart sociopaths. Or maybe wireheads. Or prophets of a new religion. Or something else entirely.