Re: Collective Volition, next take

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Sat Jul 23 2005 - 12:36:35 MDT

On Sat, Jul 23, 2005 at 07:12:40PM +0100, Russell Wallace wrote:
> In pursuit of a guiding light that isn't there, the RPOP would
> extrapolate the interaction between K-strategist genes and
> parasite memes and force the result, with utter indifference to
> the consequences, on the entire human race. There will be no goal
> system for any element of the Collective but power - not clean
> power over the material world (which will effectively have ceased
> to exist except as the RPOP's substrate) but power always and only
> over others - a regime of the most absolute, perfectly distilled
> evil ever contemplated by the human mind. (Watch an old movie
> called "Zardoz" for a little more foreshadowing.)

You know, every time I read a critique of Collective Volition, I
wonder if people actually read the part about convergence.

"Power over others" will *NEVER* converge, because everyone has a
different someone(s) they want power over. Same thing with
theocratic desires, by the way, which is the other common objection.


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