Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Deer Singularity

Let's say we wake up tomorrow, and deer are on average slightly smarter than humans. Would the world become better or worse for most humans? What problems might we encounter?

I deliberately picked a timid herbivore for this thought experiment to avoid accusations of being alarmist. No point in debating what would happen if tomorrow morning we have a bunch of mountain lion Einsteins running around.

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