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Power dynamics as a blind spot or blurry spot in our collective world-modeling, especially around AI

If it’s commonly accepted that a fully realized AGI would be the most important invention ever, does it matter what the competitive ranking of the polities existant in that future moment are?

Whether or not any country, including the current major players, continues or collapses, degenerates or flourishes, will be reduced in importance as naturally the primary concern of most, if not all, key decision makers will no longer be about the preservation of their country of allegiance, if any.

Much like how if aliens were to be revealed to exist, we wouldn’t really care much anymore about the disputes of one polity versus another.

Alcohol, health, and the ruthless logic of the Asian flush

The straightforward conclusion is that human evolution is continuing, in fact accelerating.