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March 20, 2008



I think Eliezer has said he wants to separate his own transhumanist interests from OB. His reason for pursuing Bayesian rationality is to achieve his transhumanist goals, but he wants to preach Bayes even to people with no interest in transhumanism.

michael vassar

Almost zero people actually pursue goals stretching even 5 years into the future. Those who appear to are actually responding to local social pressures, not long term aspirations.

Ben Wraith

Very well said, Hopefully Anonymous. I completely agree.

I only recently discovered transhumanism and realized that the goal of immortality, which I'd previously dismissed as unrealistic, was something worth striving for. Now I can't understand why no one else sees that.

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