Re: poly: Re: the destruction problem (was: singleton)

From: Perry E. Metzger <>
Date: Sat May 02 1998 - 15:34:23 PDT

"Nick Bostrom" writes:
> Anders Sandberg writes:
> > I think the best solution is nature's way: maximum diversity
> I could also be argued that if there is a way to "blow up the world",
> then with maximum diversity chances are that somebody will find it.

The Teller-Ulam mechanism already provides a reasonable way to blow up
the world, although you have to be careful about how you use it if you
want to actually cause planetwide damage.

Received on Sat May 2 22:35:33 1998

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