Our values might say, for example, that a universe filled with suffering insects is very undesirable, but a universe filled with happy insects isn't very desirable. More generally, if our values are a conjunction of many different values, then it's probably easier to create a universe where one is strongly negative and the rest are zero, than a universe where all are strongly positive. I haven't seen the argument written up, I'm trying to figure it out now.

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

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