Re: Modern Technology: Out of Control?

Anders Sandberg (
20 Jan 1998 18:44:20 +0100

Robin Hanson <hanson@econ.Berkeley.EDU> writes:

> A nit: each of us can choose our own plan, but as humanity we cannot
> choose a plan for ourselves. Evolutionary selection still functions, and
> plans have reproductive consequences. Those who choose plans which result
> in fewer progeny will be selected out in the long term.

In our case, it is not as much genetic progeny as memetic progeny that

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