Re: SPACE: Cassini Mission Consequences

Anders Sandberg (
21 Sep 1997 21:05:18 +0200

I think much of the problem here is due to the fact that humans are
bad at risk analysis. We tend to worry too much about rare, dramatic
disasters and too little about common, undramatic problems. So while
people quarrel about Cassini and nuclear power, they think it is
quite natural to drive a car or eat all food they like.

I really wonder what would happen if we could rewire our brains to
become rational risk-analysts. I think society would turn *very*

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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