RE: Friendliness and blank-slate goal bootstrap

From: Philip Sutton (
Date: Sun Jan 11 2004 - 17:51:24 MST

Hi Ben,

> I think that "having respect for all the universe's potential", is
> perhaps included in "Friendliness to sentient beings past, present and
> future" ["past" included to cover the possibility of time travel ;-) ]

I like your current version of your goal statement - "Friendliness to
sentient beings past, present and future" most out of your versions so

You might want to mention a spacial dimension - eg. "everywhere".

This goal statement still seems to be some distance away from a goal
that would lead to a "respect for life" in general. I understand your
special regard for sentient beings (I share it) but lots of people have
respect "for life in all its forms" so is there a need for a goal statement
that directly addresses the "respect for life" question without having to
be derived from the "Friendliness to sentient beings everywhere, past,
present and future" goal statement?

Cheers, Philip

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