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NancyLebovitz comments on Eutopia is Scary - Less Wrong

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

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Comment author: NancyLebovitz 12 January 2009 01:41:55PM 3 points [-]

Part of being thrown into a better future being scary is that (as you implied) some behaviors that you think of as completely normal will be strongly disapproved of and some behaviors that you think are revolting or pointless will be required.

The only way I can see "no public science" as workable would be if people's ability to do experiments and math was greatly enhanced, both of which strike me as good things.