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39 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 08 January 2009 11:49PM

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Comment author: Dagon 09 January 2009 10:01:40PM 3 points [-]

Why are you biased toward the status quo for this human desire for "meaning" or "intensity" (both of which boil down to "emotional motivation"). The vast majority of terminal goals that I can imagine can be better pursued if fewer people (in the wide sense; people = sentient actors) are struggling to have an effect on the universe because they're more afraid of meaninglessness than of doing harm.