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vinceguilligan comments on The map of the risks of aliens - Less Wrong

7 Post author: turchin 22 August 2016 07:05PM

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Comment author: vinceguilligan 22 August 2016 10:53:27PM 2 points [-]

There are other posibilites not discussed here: We may be the creation of aliens, and they may have contact with humanity but with little intervention.

Comment author: James_Miller 23 August 2016 12:59:57AM 2 points [-]

If the zoo hypothesis is correct then aliens are massively interfering with us by giving us a false understanding of the fate of life in the universe sort of like if a doctor falsely tells a patient that everyone with the patient's condition has died. The patient might engage in risky activities that he otherwise wouldn't have.

Comment author: turchin 22 August 2016 11:30:12PM *  2 points [-]

The map discusses only risks, not all possible solutions of the Fermi paradox (there will be another map about it). If we are creation of aliens, the question is where they are now - if they are still here, they could terminate us.

If there is a contact, but no intervention, so they will not send us any useful or dangerous knowledges, but just will send "Hi", than there is no risk (but may be opportunity cost as they will not provide important information how prevent risks)