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

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Comment author: nazgulnarsil3 21 January 2009 05:58:52PM 4 points [-]

ZM: I'm not saying that the outcome wouldn't be bad from the perspective of current values, I'm saying that it would serve to lessen the blow of sudden transition. The knowledge that they can get back together again in a couple decades seems like it would placate most. And I disagree that people would cease wanting to see each other. They might *prefer* their new environment, but they would still want to visit each other. Even if Food A tastes better in *every dimension* to Food B I'll probably want to eat Food B every once in awhile.

James: Considering the fact that the number of possible futures that are horrible beyond imagining is far far greater than the number of even somewhat desirable futures I would be content with a weirdtopia. Weirdtopia is the penumbra of the future light cone of desirable futures.