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pnrjulius comments on Failed Utopia #4-2 - Less Wrong

53 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 21 January 2009 11:04AM

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Comment author: pnrjulius 06 June 2012 10:00:33PM 3 points [-]

I guess I share the intuition that there's something wrong with this scenario... but I really can't put my finger on what it is.

The transition seems like it was done too coercively... you split up a lot of families and friends.

But other than that? You can't make a "catgirl" argument, because we specified that the verthandi and boreana are sentient beings like we are. We can still be friends and lovers with them, and by stipulation more harmoniously that we would with other humans. It actually seems like the men/verthandi and women/boreana would split into two species, each of which would be happier than Homo sapiens presently is.