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

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

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Comment author: nolrai 26 April 2009 08:34:00PM 1 point [-]

You know I cant help but read this a victory for humanity. Not a full victory, but i think the probability of some sort of interstellar civilization that isn't a dystopia is is higher afterwords then before, if nothing else we are more aware of the dangers of AI, and anything that does that and leaves a non-dystopian civilization capable of makeing useful AI is mostlikely a good thing by my utility function.

One thing that does bug me is I do not value happiness as much as most people do. Maybe I'm just not as empathetic as most people? I mean I acutely hope that humanity is replaced by a decenent civilisation/spieces that still values Truth ans Beauty, I care a lot more weather they are successful then if they are happy.

I wonder how much of the variance in preference between this and others could be explained by weather they are single (i.e I don't have some one they love to the point of "I don't want to consider even trying to live with someone else") vs. those that do.

I would take it, I imagine I would be very unhappy for a few months. (It feels like it would take years but thats a well known bias).

I assume "verthandi" is also not a coincidence. "verthandi"