Re: alex's local maxima

Anders Sandberg (
13 Sep 1999 14:49:15 +0200

Spike Jones <> writes:

> About a week ago Alex Bokov posted something that has been
> rattling around in my brain ever since: that our society is threatened
> by hitting local maxima and stagnating. Perhaps this is a greater
> threat than military nanotech or singularity.

Perhaps. But a good way of avoiding it is to maximize diversity, to make sure that there is always somebody, somewhere who is doing things differently and getting away with it.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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