Re: Abuse of future neuroscience applied technologies

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Mon Apr 16 2001 - 14:22:44 MDT

On Mon, Apr 16, 2001 at 12:01:23PM -0700, James Rogers wrote:
> At 08:39 PM 4/16/2001 +0200, Anders Sandberg wrote:
> >As for diversity, at least Stockholm is rapidly approaching the
> >diversity I have seen in my visits to the states. In fact, Stockholm is
> >almost becoming a different country from Sweden - which might actually
> >be a return to its old status as a foreign city :-)
> As a data point, I find this fascinating in that the murder rate in
> Stockholm is essentially the same as most highly diversified U.S.
> cities. While I knew the murder rate was unusually high for Europe, I had
> no idea that it had an unusually high level of ethnic diversity as
> well. Curious.

Yes, Stockholm is worse in this respect than most other cities. Of
course, due to the small size (~1 million people) the absolute numbers
are low. The reasons for this likely have less to do with ethnic
diversity and more to do with the consequences of government drug
> As for city-states, I'm all for the idea. :^)

I think there are some psychological benefits of city states. Besides,
anything is better than nation states and their implicit assumptions of
an uniform "national" culture.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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