Optimization of Ponies

imagesI don’t think I’ve ever pondered the existence of My Little Pony fan fiction, and if I did I surely wouldn’t have imagined that I’d ever read any of it. But through a random link on Reddit’s singularity subreddit last December, I found a diamond hidden in the rough and feel compelled to share it with other science fiction fans:

Link (This link skips the prologue which doesn’t make much sense)

I am continually intrigued by the concept of “optimizers”. I posted a new link to reddit to drive some discussion on the topic, the responses were pretty interesting:

Yeah I wasn’t sure I was going to like this story, but I did. It was really interesting and made me think about a lot of things.

I almost ignored this because of the My Little Pony slant – but that would have been a huge mistake. I just got to the 3rd chapter and it is a very entertaining read. Very impressed. Author did a great job.

Oh my, that was… strangely haunting.

What about you — would you choose to emigrate? Are we destined for an “optimizer” fate no matter how much we try to prepare against it?

Read for yourself.

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One Response to Optimization of Ponies

  1. Read the first chapter, can’t tell what the “destined to become optimizers” reference means.

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