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26 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 December 2008 12:31AM

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Comment author: Doug_S. 20 December 2008 09:07:13AM 2 points [-]

Fun comes from overcoming adversity. If we are so advanced that the natural world no longer offers a significant challenge, obviously the only fun available will be conflict with other intelligences at a similar level of power, so we will probably see a world of continual violent strife.

Strife, yes, I'd expect that. Violent strife, no. At least, no more violent than two people sitting down on opposite sides of a chess board are. You don't have to fight to the death for there to be enough of a competition to enjoy.