Re: Maximize the renormalized human utility function!

From: Tennessee Leeuwenburg (
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 22:00:10 MDT

Jef Allbright wrote:
> On 8/10/06, Michael Anissimov <> wrote:
>> This list is called "SL4", so you should expect people here to hold
>> SL4 views. It's okay if you're SL3
> LOL.
>> With regards to your remarks on morality being the product of billions
>> of years of synergetic evolution, there's an interesting experiment
>> for me to bring up. If I had an atomic-level scanner and
>> sophisticated nanotechnology, I could simply pick the most benevolent
>> person (probably a girl) that I know, and press a button to copy them
>> repeatedly. I would be making the world a better place, without
>> understanding an iota about the billions of years of synergetic
>> evolution underlying morality. Small wonder!
> Huh??
Well, only if you completely ignore the effect of the environment of the
individual and all the other consequent effects of that idea.


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