Re: Thinking about the future...

Robin Hanson (
Tue, 27 Aug 96 11:08:01 PDT asks me:
>Is your idea roughly this: That the values humans have are relatively
>constant, or, to the extent the vary, are largely determined by social
>and cultural factors; and that therefore the most significant
>determinant of the behaviour of powerful agents is the societal
>framework in which they live and act?

No. The idea is that legal and military deterence are robust
mechanisms for preventing violence across a wide variety of
situations, and in particular across a wide variety of values of the
agents involved.

Robin Hanson