Oh, in those cases, the considerations I mentioned don't apply. But I still thought they were worth mentioning.

In Star Trek, the Federation has a "Prime Directive" against interfering with the development of alien civilizations.

In Star Trek, the Federation has a "Prime Directive" against interfering with the development of alien civilizations.

The main role of which is to figure in this recurring dialogue:

-- Captain, but the Prime Directive!

-- Screw it, we're going in.

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

by Kaj_Sotala 1 min read20th Jun 2017107 comments

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