Re: Posthumans in Nature

D.den Otter (
Fri, 12 Nov 1999 21:15:40 +0100

> writes:
> > Even in this forum we often succumb to a form of chauvinism, in which any
> > future which isn't dominated by humans is seen as a failure.
> > with regard to predicted human vs machine wars, we automatically side
> > with the humans, without asking which group is more deserving morally.

Neither group is inherently more deserving, IMHO. Morality is subjective, after all. Morals are only "good" or "bad" in the context of personal supergoals, which are essentially arbitrary. So humans (us!) will be defending their interests, and the machines theirs, and they'll *both* be right. Remember folks, the moment you die (permanently), the universe might as well cease to exist. Nothing matters anymore. So let's focus on staying alive.