I see no reason to restrict our preference extrapolation to presently-existing humans. CEV should extrapolate from all preferences, which includes the preferences of all sentient beings, present and future. Any attempt to place boundaries on this require justification.

Edit: You might say, "Why not also include rocks in our consideration?" Simple: rocks don't have preferences. Sentient beings (including many non-human animals) have preferences.

What if the majority of sentient beings are ants and beetles?

Open Thread, January 1-15, 2013

by OpenThreadGuy 7y1st Jan 20131 min read336 comments


If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post, even in Discussion, it goes here.