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

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Comment author: Peter_de_Blanc 21 January 2009 04:01:03PM 1 point [-]

There would also be a small number of freaks who are psychologically as different from typical humans as men and women are from each other. Do they get their own planets too?

Also, Venus is much larger than Mars, but the genie sends roughly equal populations to both planets. Women usually have larger social networks than men, so I don't think that women prefer a lower population density. Or did the genie resize the planets?

Comment author: Carinthium 23 November 2010 12:47:41PM 1 point [-]

Probably a plot hole, but there's at least the defence that one of the restrictions may have given him no choice. (Or that Venus and Mars were the only two planets he could feasily use)

Comment author: TuviaDulin 01 April 2012 07:24:33PM 5 points [-]

Well, realistically speaking Venus is probably impossible to terraform at all. The Mars and Venus thing seems to be included just for the symbolic value.

Comment author: thomblake 01 April 2012 07:33:15PM 3 points [-]

"impossible" is a pretty strong claim when talking about superintelligences.

Comment author: TuviaDulin 01 April 2012 08:16:58PM 6 points [-]

Okay, maybe not strictly impossible, but probably harder than using one of the moons of Jupiter, or building a giant space colony with a simulated earthlike environment.