Seems to me that modern life full of distractions. As a smart person, you probably have a work that requires thinking (not just moving your muscles in a repetitive way). In your free time there is internet with all the websites optimized for addictiveness. Plus all the other things you want to do (books to read, movies to see, friends to visit). Electricity can turn your late night into a day; you can take a book or a smartphone everywhere.

So, unless we choose it consciously, there are no silent moments, to get in contact with yourself... or whatever highe... (read more)

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Crossposted from the AI Alignment Forum. May contain more technical jargon than usual.