(I didn't know how to name the post.)

I have an internet friend in Ukraine. My love is in Belarus, we can't meet anymore. I have a non-binary friend in Russia who can be mobilized. I'm a young male in Russia. Maybe I have more time than some others before getting caught, but I don't know.

I'm writing this post because I want to save one idea. I would like to discuss it while I have the time.

My main idea: Qualia game: a game about building experiences (backup)

(Ideas about argumentation: Method of statements: an alternative to taboo, Motivated Cognition and the Multiverse of Truth.) 

(Just in case, I'm also leaving here my Alignment argument: "Should AI learn values, norms or something else?". But this is a special case of my other ideas.)

Please, consider the implications of this one single concept. Help me to explain the concept to you and other people. If the opportunity cost is not too high for you.

I don't care what happens to me, but I care if this idea will be forgotten and won't affect the world in a positive way.


Since 24.02 I desperately tried to share my ideas on Reddit (and later here) while simultaneously trying to advance them in case my posts won't be successful. Sometimes I wrote "filler" posts on Reddit just in case (to avoid any accidental problem with site's rules about spam). Or here on LessWrong if I felt that filler posts indirectly help me to think about my main idea. Or take a load off my mind. Some posts did get popular on Reddit (about chess, about fictional characters).

I can't imagine what other people feel. I have a goal and it fills my mind and lets me remember the good things. I can't imagine how others live.

Edited, shortened this post. If this is not changed after 11.1.23, then something happened to me. 


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Sorry about your situation. Please prioritize staying safe.

Not sure if any of these links is available to you; you might want to read them (1, 2, 3). It might be useful to memorize the phone numbers +38 066 580 34 98 and +38 093 119 29 84.

Thank you! But, judging by the first link, there's not much I can do at the moment. Nothing I didn't do/hear already. Does the third link contain any special advice? (Probably not... if it did, it would circulate somewhere.) 

Only the first is the important one. The third one is a Telegram channel, would make sense only if you use Telegram. The actionable parts are to check the list of diseases and injuries that may apply to you and would make you exempt from mobilization, and to memorize the phone number in case you might need it and not have an internet at your disposal. (I have heard that they take the phones away from conscripts. In which case, the number is also useless, but perhaps you might find another phone.)

At this point, discussing my ideas or ways to share them would be more useful for me.

I would like to have a chance to explain/defend them. To defend what I thought and cared about.  

"Staying safe" haven't worked that well so far. The list of diseases is a very tiny hope (even though I may've underestimated it).