Yeah, not all parts. But even if it's a 1% chance, one hellscape might balance out a hundred universes where FAI wins. Pain is just too effective at creating disutility. I understand why people want to be optimistic, but I think being pessimistic in this case is more responsible.

So basically you are saying that the situation is asymmetric: the impact/magnitude of possible bad things is much much greater than the impact/magnitude of possible good things. Is this correct?

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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