Off-topic riff on "Humans are Embedded Agents Too"

One class of insights that come with Buddhist practice might be summarized as "determinism", as in, the universe does what it is going to do no matter what the illusory self predicts. Related to this is the larger Buddhist notion of "dependent origination", that everything (in the Hubble volume you find yourself in) is causally linked. This deep deterministic interdependence of the world is hard to appreciate from our subjective experience, because the creation of ontology crea... (read more)

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