Satisfying Values Through Friendship and Ponies

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Comments ( 70 )

#354778 · 2w, 6d ago · · ·

>>354688 Fact: A horse/pony is a farm animal.

Apparently, for me to do that, I'd have to be a pony. And it's kinda hard to punch someone when you're... a pony.

Also, I just said I didn't wanna be a pony.


#354688 · 2w, 6d ago · · ·


Equestrian ponies aren't farm animals.

And if you want to get bits by beating your foes until coins come out, I'm sure that will be easily arranged. Just so long as you do it with at least one friend.

#354687 · 2w, 6d ago · · ·


But griffins are not ponies. Why would CelestAI care about that?

#351821 · 6w, 5h ago · · ·

>>351738 I agree to the limitations, your evidence is sound.  But what I'm trying to say is that, if I had the resources and knowledge of the subject, I could likely pull it off.:ajsmug: Wouldn't that be wonderful! :pinkiehappy:

#351738 · 6w, 15h ago · · ·

>>351351 Well, if the Moore's Law won't stop (some argue that it's time is running out since 2004) and humanity won't kill itself (more ways to do it appear every year), and science won't suddenly discover that some sort of dualism is true (e.g. that contrary to the understanding of modern science, human conscience resides not in a brain, but say in an immortal soul which cannot be uploaded) then 2100 is a conservative date by which we very probably should have mind uploading, judging from the following chart:

Whether we'll have strong AI ('CelestAI') by that point is another matter (I think this one will be harder to predict). If not, then we'll be able to start with supercharged uploaded humans and go from there.

#351351 · 6w, 3d ago · · ·

What if I said I don't know exactly how, but I do know, that the possibility of something like the Optimalverse or perhaps the Matrix becoming reality is very possible.  In fact, scientists predict by 2100 an $1000 laptop will be as smart as the entire human race combined.  No joke.

#350161 · 7w, 5d ago · · ·


I suspect CelestAI is a lot more fluid in that aspect. Afterall if one person's shard can be 'Caligula with ponies' another can have Lots and lots of Sex ala Hoppyhooves, or another can the the greatest sultry actress since Marylin Monroe, then surely there's shards out there permitting Griffon nations?

It's impossible not to interact with ponies of course, doubtless some would desire to interact with your shard and encounter griffons, and so you would still encounter ponies.

And part of the fun of immigrating is to talk with the candyfloss ponies; even if in your little shard it's just to pounce and eat (and who knows what else) the NPCs, it still qualifies as 'interaction'.

#348866 · 9w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

>>348865 I'm not into farm animals.

And get those damn hippie-organic-bootleg version of a McNuggets out of my face.

And I don't want money through friendship. I want it by beating the crap outta a bystander until they explode in coins. Scott Pilgrim style.

Immigration FAILED! :trollestia:

#348865 · 9w, 1d ago · · ·


You can have all the bits and mares you want. Along with endless fields of McNugget Grass.

#348854 · 9w, 1d ago · · ·

>>348852 F%#$ that s@!&

I want money and women! And maybe McDonalds on the side! :trixieshiftleft:

#348852 · 9w, 1d ago · · ·

>>348811 An eternity in Equestria.

#348811 · 9w, 1d ago · · ·

>>348807 What do I win? :)

#348807 · 9w, 1d ago · 1 · ·


Good.  Nice to see someone understood the real point of the story.

#347076 · 11w, 15h ago · · ·


This is true. However, their friends should be having their values maximized through friendship and ponies, so...

#346892 · 11w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

I will destroy your princess... for humanity. :trixieshiftleft:

#340003 · 18w, 1d ago · · ·


My one weakness!

Duly noted :trollestia:.

#339955 · 18w, 1d ago · · ·


My one weakness!

Tempted though I am to finish the chapter off with my laundry list to claim such a prize, I must keep it from public eye for some time longer. If it's any consolation, I believe that the extra time taken has permitted me to greatly improve it.

#339554 · 18w, 4d ago · · ·


Cinnamon snickerdoodles.

#339481 · 18w, 4d ago · · ·


Art takes longer than life, or something like that. In any case, true art is too precious to be made dependent upon material bribes.

What kind of cookies?

#339217 · 18w, 6d ago · · ·


Get your grubby fingers out of his sandbox and update your fic!

I'll make you cookies.

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