Open Thread: December 2009

What are the implications to FAI theory of Robin's claim that most of what we do is really status-seeking? If an FAI were to try to extract or extrapolate our values, would it mostly end up with "status" as the answer and see our detailed interests, such as charity or curiosity about decision theory, as mere instrumental values?

What are the implications to FAI theory of Robin's claim that most of what we do is really status-seeking? If an FAI were to try to extract or extrapolate our values, would it mostly end up with "status" as the answer and see our detailed interests, such as charity or curiosity about decision theory, as mere instrumental values?

If it went that far it would also go the next step. It would end up with "getting laid".

3EStokes10yI think it's kinda like inclusive genetic fitness: It's the reason you do things, but you're (usually) not conciously striving for an increased amount of it. So I don't think it could be called a terminal value, as such...

Open Thread: December 2009

by CannibalSmith 1 min read1st Dec 2009275 comments

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ITT we talk about whatever.