Today's post, My Naturalistic Awakening was originally published on 25 September 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


Eliezer actually looked back and realized his mistakes when he imagined the idea of an optimization process.

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(No, you can't see it; it's not done.)

It's been three years. Is that still accurate?

It had been six years at the time. The smart bet would be that it's not getting done.

PS I wasn't the one who downvoted