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Comment author: Phil_Goetz7 02 January 2009 10:45:26PM 1 point [-]

Complex challenges? Novelty? Individualism? Self-awareness? Experienced happiness? A paperclip maximizer cares not about these things.

But advanced evolved organisms probably will.

The paper-clipper is a straw man that is only relevant if some well-meaning person tries to replace evolution with their own optimization or control system. (It may also be relevant in the case of a singleton; but it would be non-trivial to demonstrate that.)