That is a very important subset of what I had in mind. So I`m glad you made that subset salient, as it seems independently important.

You could think more generally that if the world is more altruistic, morally enhanced, etc... there will be less externalities of bad kinds operating, and the instruments we use to understand the world would become more effective at so doing. A very simplified version is that because this would be a richer world, more institutions would have spare resources to grasp it.

Rationality Quotes March 2013

by Jayson_Virissimo 1 min read2nd Mar 2013343 comments


Another monthly installment of the rationality quotes thread. The usual rules apply:
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