Future Perfect

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (sentience@pobox.com)
Wed, 17 Mar 1999 19:16:13 -0600

And today's question is:

Where do you want to live?

Permutation City?
The Culture?
The High Beyond?
(I'm guessing these will be the top three.) Or some creation of your own?

I'm asking, not "Where do you think we'll end up?", nor even "Where are you working to steer us?", nor yet "Which of these is morally desirable?" I'm asking "Where do you, personally, want to live?" Nor is this taking desire-transformation into account. I'm asking where, from the perspective of your *current* desires, you would want to live. It's an entirely emotional question; where would you feel comfortable? Being human, I have some desires apart from logic, even if I don't believe in them, and I know where I - or rather, they (the desires) - would want to live.

So, where?

        sentience@pobox.com          Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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