Re: Doomsday Argument is Overemphasized

den Otter (
Fri, 28 Aug 1998 20:08:31 +0200

> From: Nick Bostrom <>

> Colin wrote:
> > If the Argument is true then, by the very nature
> > of it, there isn't squat we can do.
> That's not true. Even under the interpretation that doom will strike
> soon (just one among several other interpretations), we can reduce
> the risk of doom by reducing the various empirical threats - black
> goo, meteor impact, high-energy physics experiment, nuclear or germ
> warfare, environmental collaps, etc.

Is there any proposed role for the WTA / ExI in this, apart from educating the (mostly online) public?