[SEQ RERUN] That Tiny Note of Discord

by MinibearRex1 min read5th Sep 20124 comments


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Today's post, That Tiny Note of Discord was originally published on 23 September 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


Eliezer started to dig himself out of his philosophical hole when he noticed a tiny inconsistency.

Discuss the post here (rather than in the comments to the original post).

This post is part of the Rerunning the Sequences series, where we'll be going through Eliezer Yudkowsky's old posts in order so that people who are interested can (re-)read and discuss them. The previous post was Horrible LHC Inconsistency, and you can use the sequence_reruns tag or rss feed to follow the rest of the series.

Sequence reruns are a community-driven effort. You can participate by re-reading the sequence post, discussing it here, posting the next day's sequence reruns post, or summarizing forthcoming articles on the wiki. Go here for more details, or to have meta discussions about the Rerunning the Sequences series.

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Fun Theory needs a commonsense exception for global catastrophic risk management.

I suspect that the balance of factors within Fun Theory already allows this sort of thing. Annihilation is not fun.

I see you haven't played Dwarf Fortress. :p

Dwarf Fortress gets a lot less fun if you're executed upon colony failure. If only because you'll be seriously avoiding 'fun' times.