But in fact almost all s-risks occur precisely because of civilizations that hate suffering

It seems just as plausible to me that suffering-hating civilizations reduce the overall amount of suffering in the multiverse, so I think I'd wait until it becomes clear which is the case, even if I was concerned exclusively with suffering. But I haven't thought about this question much, since I haven't had a reason to assume an exclusive concern with suffering, until you started asking me to.

To be clear, even if we have modest amounts of moral uncertainty I thi

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What's your reason for considering a purely suffering-focused view?

Understanding the recommendations of each plausible theory seems like a useful first step in decision-making under moral uncertainty.

S-risks: Why they are the worst existential risks, and how to prevent them

by Kaj_Sotala 1 min read20th Jun 2017107 comments