Re: Why Not a Planet Of The Apes?

Robin Hanson (
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 12:37:19 -0700 (PDT)

I tried to explain:
> By "domestication" I meant getting the primates to understand and keep
> the peace, so we needn't fear their presense. To trade instead of
> steal, etc. I would very much want them to not be slaves, but to have
> their own spaces, property, etc.

Eric Watt Forste replied:
>If this is what you meant by domesticate, then your project sounds
>extremely ambitious to me, considering how many undomesticated members
>of the primate species H. sapiens sapiens we still have to worry about.

To explain better, what I meant by "domestication" includes both what
you don't like, essentially slavery, and what you do, free economic
agents. Either condition would be better for them than extinction.

Robin D. Hanson