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33 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 12 January 2009 05:28AM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 19 September 2013 10:50:22PM 3 points [-]

Is showing them a fictional nicer life really actually going to help, here? I mean, I could be wrong - there was that whole religion thing - but I'd think that what people like that need would be a nicer life now and showing them a better world would tend to make them unhappier.

Comment author: Baughn 21 September 2013 09:44:22AM 4 points [-]

In one very specific case, it well might. It's someone who will, no question about it, be dead within a year.

His main objection to cryonics seems to be that living isn't very fun anyway, so why bother. And though I may be playing whack-a-mole with arguments, life is important enough to at least try.

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 September 2013 06:41:12PM 5 points [-]

I am curious as to what would happen if he tried reading HPMOR.

Comment author: casperdog 03 March 2014 08:12:50AM 1 point [-]

I'd just like to say here, that a few months ago, reading the fun theory sequence made me much happier. It was the idea that there was at least one, probably more, good futures, with a clear way of how to get there. Before, I had just assumed that we would all die in some apocalypse, probably from climate change. So thank you.