From: Phillip Huggan (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Feb 03 2006 - 22:39:43 MST
The answer is number two. It is unethical. Number one is irrelevant for this variation of the Fermi Paradox.
Thomas Buckner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
--- Phillip Huggan wrote:
> Yes, that Lamarckian fitness peak in the
> presence of advanced engineering technologies
> will surely result in the extinction of all
Opening up possibility space would mean not
extinction but inclusion of all intelligences,
uploaded or simulated, in an intelligence which
includes all possible states of those
intelligences as part of a larger whole. As Nick
Bostrom says, "at least one of the following
propositions is true: (1) the human species is
very likely to go extinct before reaching a
“posthuman” stage; (2) any posthuman civilization
is extremely unlikely to run a significant number
of simulations of their evolutionary history (or
variations thereof); (3) we are almost certainly
living in a computer simulation."
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