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11 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 26 November 2008 08:31AM

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Comment author: Johnicholas 26 November 2008 01:45:50PM -1 points [-]

luzr: I do not agree. The situation is, we have a complex self-modifying entity (the web of human society, including machines) which is already quite powerful and capable and is growing more powerful and capable more and more rapidly. The "foom" is now.

There are not many guarantees that we can make about the behavior of society as a whole. Does society act like it values human life? Does society act like it values human comfort?