Re: FAI (aka 'Reality Hacking') - A list of all my proposed guesses (aka 'hacks')

From: maru (
Date: Fri Jan 28 2005 - 14:04:33 MST

Well, isn't having everyone get to the OP pointless? I mean, the salient
feature of an Omega Point is its infinite processing power, so it
doesn't matter
who or how many gets there, so long as they do, since they can recreate
everyone else.
So ethically, the optimal thing is to try to guarantee an arrival at all.


Ben Goertzel wrote:

> Well, one can construct an argument that if the Omega Point as Tipler
>conceives it really exists, then the ethically optimal thing to do is to
>MAXIMIZE THE ODDS of (everyone) getting to the Omega Point.
>I.e.: If heaven-for-all is plausibly achievable, then the most important
>thing is to maximize the odds of achieving it, and milking the most out of
>the pre-heaven interval isn't too important.
>However, there are a couple problems here:

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