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44 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 January 2009 06:17AM

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Comment author: Tomasz_Wegrzanowski 20 January 2009 06:30:09PM 6 points [-]

People want to be high in the social hierarchy, it's an instrumental value stronger than almost all other human drives including sex (which is also an instrumental value). The civilization was developed only because of this drive.

Do you want to remove this strongest and most complex human drive, or populate the world with low status beings like catgirls so more people can feel they're high in the hierarchy than mathematics allows? There's no obvious third way, and catgirls seems to me like much less of a problem than drastically altering human nature by removing social status drive.