That's what the congenital deafness discussion was about.

You have preferences over pain and pleasure intensities that you haven't experienced, or new durations of experiences you know. Otherwise you wouldn't have anything to worry about re torture, since you haven't experienced it.

Consider people with pain asymbolia:

Pain asymbolia is a condition in which pain is perceived, but with an absence of the suffering that is normally associated with the pain experience. Individuals with pain asymbolia still identify the stimulus as painful but do not display the

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Music and chocolate are known to be mostly safe. I guess I'm more cautious about new self-modifications that can change my decisions massively, including decisions about more self-modifications. It seems like if I'm not careful, you can devise a sequence that will turn me into a paperclipper. That's why I discount such agents for now, until I understand better what CEV means.

S-risks: Why they are the worst existential risks, and how to prevent them

by Kaj_Sotala 1 min read20th Jun 2017107 comments