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

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Comment author: hairyfigment 13 June 2015 08:27:33PM 0 points [-]

What do you take to be humanness?

Technically, I wouldn't say we'd lost it if the price of sperm donation rose (from its current negative level) until it stopped being an efficient means of reproduction. But I think you underestimate the threat of regular evolution making a lot of similar changes, if you somehow froze some environment for a long time.

Not only does going back to our main ancestral environment seem unworkable - at least without a superhuman AI to manage it! - we should also consider the possibility that our moral urges are a mixed bag derived from many environments, not optimized for any.