Re: Evolved Preferences

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 15 Apr 1997 23:20:47 -0400

Robin Hanson wrote:
> Michael Lorrey writes:
> >So liars have an evolutionary advantage over Bayesians?
> In our historical tribal context. Not necessarily in our future.
> >>This suggests a future of very patient risk-averse asexual Bayesians,
> >>in contrast to the impatient optimistic risk-taking young males who
> >>dominate science fiction.
> >
> >So you are saying that the future portends being boringly stable, with
> >high social pressures for conformity (if you reproduce asexually, you
> >are producing identical clones) with low growth, low interest,
> I said nothing of the sort. Future asexual entities change themselves
> during their lives, so grandchildren can be very different. I said
> nothing about stability or social pressure. Interest rates should
> track growth rates, which should be as high as possible.

When one says risk averse, I see people who think that CD's and
government bonds are good investments.... like my grandparents.

			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------		Inventor of the Lorrey Drive

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