I think we're agreed that resources, including knowledge, are instrumental (though as a human, I don't always distinguish very closely). My point was that for very-long-term terminal values, knowledge and accuracy of evaluation (epistemics) are far more important than almost anything else.

It may be that there's a declining marginal value for knowledge, as there is for most resources, and once you know enough to confidently make the tradeoffs, you should do so. But if you're uncertain, go for the knowledge.

ozziegooen's Shortform

by ozziegooen 31st Aug 2019127 comments