[SEQ RERUN] For The People Who Are Still Alivepost by MinibearRex · 2013-01-03T06:52:50.893Z · score: 2 (3 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 2 comments
Given that we live in a big universe, and that we can't actually determine whether or not a particular person exists (because they will exist anyway in some other Hubble volume or Everett branch), then it makes more sense to care about whether or not people we can influence are having happy lives, than about whether certain people exist in our own local area.
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