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

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

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Comment author: JamesAndrix 22 January 2009 05:55:00AM 7 points [-]

Eliezer:
I'd say most of the 'optimism' for this is because you've convinced us that much worse situations are much more likely.

Also, we're picking out the one big thing the AI did wrong that the story is about, and ignoring other things it did wrong. (leaving no technology, kidnapping, creation of likely to be enslaved sentients) I'm sure there's an already named bias for only looking at 'big' effects.

And we're probably discounting how much better it could have been. All we got was perfect partners, immortality, and one more planet than we had before. But we don't count the difference between singularity-utopia and #4-2 as a loss.

Comment author: rkyeun 28 July 2012 10:32:18PM 2 points [-]

Two more planets than we had before. Men are from Mars, Women are...

Comment author: kibber 21 September 2012 10:21:02PM 1 point [-]

...from Venus, and only animals left on Earth, so one more planet than we had before.

Comment author: rkyeun 26 September 2012 01:49:23PM 1 point [-]

Well, until we get back there. It's still ours even if we're on vacation.