Discussion article for the meetup : Brussels November meetup: Hell and existential risks
As on every second Saturday of the month, it's meetup time. It's approximately Halloween (eight days are nothing over the lifetime of a species!) so this month we'll be talking about rational horror.
Information-theoretic death. Mutually assured destruction. Von Neumann probes with deadly payloads. Super-intelligences with non-human values. Super-intelligences with slightly non-human values. Meta jokes about the current status of LessWrong Brussels. Moloch the incomprehensible prison. The heat death of the universe. We welcome relevant scientific news, science-fiction recommendations, transhumanist musings, and chilling heavenward curses.
We will meet at 1 pm at "La Fleur en papier doré, close to the Brussels Central station. The meeting will be in English to facilitate both French and Dutch speaking members.
If you are coming for the first time, please consider filling out this one minute form to share your contact information.
The Brussels meetup group communicates through a Google Group.
Meetup announcements are also mirrored on meetup.com