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12 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 06 January 2009 10:23PM

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Comment author: Frank_Lantz 10 January 2009 06:14:40PM 0 points [-]

Games are aesthetic experiences, like dance, music, painting, or poetry. So a Utopia of "playing lots of cool videogames forever" is similar to one in which you do those other things forever. Aesthetic experiences need to exist alongside, in contrast to, and in concert with the other aspects of life, not as a replacement for them. Loving to dance doesn't mean you want to eliminate walking.