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Comment author: Owen_Cotton-Barratt 05 February 2016 10:54:17AM 7 points [-]

Moving towards political singleton, and increasing surveillance technology, both look like they should help to reduce risks of human extinction. But they may well increase the risk of locking in a value system which is suboptimal, whereas a more varied society could do better in expectation (particularly after different parts of the society trade with each other).