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Comment author: JoshuaZ 24 January 2011 02:53:57AM 8 points [-]

There isn't going to be a magical sky daddy no matter what we do. There's no such thing as magic. There's no such thing as 'Friendly'. It's not possible to make reality a safe and cozy haven, and trying to make it so will only cause harm.

All major human goals have trying to make reality more of a safe and cozy haven. This is true not just for things like trying to make Friendly AI, and cryonics, that seem far off, but also simple everyday things like discovering new antibiotics or trying to find cures for diseases.