Re: Inter-entity ethics

CountZero (
Tue, 17 Feb 1998 15:05:58 -0600

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A point, in my personal experience, if helping another involver either
nonexistent or trivial cost to me I will almost always help.
I think that it's safe to assume that this would also be the case for the
"average" >H entity.
Given the tech base we assume for the mere existence of such I would expect
that bootstrapping others to fall into the above and therefore happen on
the "Why not?' principal.

At 08:28 PM 2/16/98 +0100, you wrote:
>Eugene Leitl <> writes:
>> Btw, I still have not seen: 'Be nice to thy lesser brethren
>> if you expected to be treated nice by your superiors' bit formalized.
>> Has it got at all roots in the ratio?
>It becomes quite rational if lessers can become greaters and greaters
>lessers, then it is obviously rational. But if the relationship is
>fixed, then it becomes harder.
>Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
>GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y
Think of it as evolutio in action.
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