[SEQ RERUN] Life's Story Continues

post by MinibearRex · 2012-11-12T03:08:50.983Z · score: 1 (2 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 1 comments

Today's post, Life's Story Continues was originally published on 21 November 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):

 

A discussion of some of the classical big steps in the evolution of life, and how they relate to the idea of optimization.


Discuss the post here (rather than in the comments to the original post).

This post is part of the Rerunning the Sequences series, where we'll be going through Eliezer Yudkowsky's old posts in order so that people who are interested can (re-)read and discuss them. The previous post was Observing Optimization, and you can use the sequence_reruns tag or rss feed to follow the rest of the series.

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comment by Lapsed_Lurker · 2012-11-12T11:11:40.702Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I, Robin, or Michael Vassar could probably think for five minutes and name five major probable-big-win meta-level improvements that society isn't investing in

Are there lists like this about? I think I'd like to read about that sort of stuff.