Re: Tolerance strategies (was: Two Essays on the violence...)

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Oct 24 2001 - 07:54:20 MDT

"Alex F. Bokov" wrote:
> Given that intolerant and absolutist memes can by definition exist
> within a tolerant and relativist society, but not vice versa, what
> strategies can the tolerant and relativist society use to survive?
> Will these strategies require it to relinquish some of its tolerance
> and relativism?

The tolerant and relativist societies can maintain substantial military
superiority using superior economic and technological capabilities.
That's why Afghanistan hasn't conquered America.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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