"Hostile" transhumans (Re: Magic means large search spaces)

From: Phil Goetz (philgoetz@yahoo.com)
Date: Thu Jul 21 2005 - 14:28:34 MDT

--- "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <sentience@pobox.com> wrote:

> Allowing the existence of a hostile
> transhuman is just plain STUPID, end of story.

Can you define what it means for a transhuman to be hostile
clearly enough that you don't have to kill all transhumans?

Suppose that transhumans had no particular ill will to
ordinary humans, but they were very successful in
everything that they did, so that transhumans were seen
to be on their way to becoming the only dominant economic
force, soon to legally control 95% of the cash, property,
and land in the world, and ordinary humans would be the
equivalent of Americans without college degrees.
Would the ordinary humans see these transhumans as hostile?

I don't see how Eleazer's viewpoint can pragmatically
permit the co-existence of humans and transhumans.

- Phil

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