Today's post, Abstracted Idealized Dynamics was originally published on 12 August 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):

 

A bit of explanation on the idea of morality as "computation".


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Interestingly, the linked Wikipedia article for the 6-state, 2-symbol Busy Beaver machine now has one listed that is a whole meta-order of magnitude busier than then one Eliezer refers to.

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