From: Patrick McCuller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Nov 13 2000 - 23:41:38 MST
> Actually, I think that our model of the future should deprecate
> shaping forces
> which are clearly and specifically modeled on aspects of biological
> life which
> are strict properties of our own evolution, and for which no
> equivalent shaper
> exists in the futuristic scenario.
> In less formal language: "That's like saying future supercomputers will be
> built from human neurons and that starships will have two arms and
> two legs."
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
I've become confused. What do you mean by a 'shaping force' in this context?
Is it evolution? Is it social organization? Something else?
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