Re: MEMETICS: Good/Bad Restated

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Tue, 21 Jan 1997 14:20:14 -0600

[Asks Romana Machado:]
> Ouch! Yikes! What "is" absolute good? Whose interests does it serve?
The Singularity. Everyone's.

Seriously, I think we need to distinguish between Good and Evil in the
ethical sense, and memetic good and bad in the evolutionary sense, and
perceived "Good" and "Evil" in the moral sense. What if a meme is a
very evil thing, but survives well while being morally ambiguous to the
majority of the population? Different axes, folks.

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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