Re: Ethics

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Thu, 19 Dec 1996 17:23:17 -0600

> In short, you should care about money and nothing else. It is only
> because I prefer myself and my friends to the vast mass of humanity
> that I care about anything other than money.

> The best means of serving humanity is usually indistinguishable
> from what most people call selfishness.

I may come under more "arrogance" fire for saying this, but as an
Algernon, I am a limited resource, not an independent human being with
my own goals and desires. I must ensure that I am used at optimal
efficiencies and not waste time trying to have a life. For now, I need
to have fun or I'll fall apart, but if I could find away to spend every
waking minute working, I would do so.

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

Disclaimer:  Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you
everything I think I know.