Re: poly: Dumbing down AIs (was: Modeling Economic Singularities

From: Robin Hanson <>
Date: Tue Apr 28 1998 - 09:46:26 PDT

Damien S. wrote:
>> >... Of course, there might be good practical reasons for
>> >limiting population growth, but in general I would say: the more, the
>> >better (even if it would somewhat lower the average quality of life).
>Urmm. I don't think I'd say that. The utilitarian argument for having more
>people is to have more problem solvers; fewer better off people might be
>better than a bunch of not so well off people.

I thought the utilitarian argument for having more people is that those
people would enjoy their lifes, even if that doesn't improve your life.

Robin Hanson
RWJF Health Policy Scholar, Sch. of Public Health 510-643-1884
140 Warren Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720-7360 FAX: 510-643-8614
Received on Tue Apr 28 16:51:05 1998

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