Scope Insensitivity

There are probably more posts to tag, I haven't been super thorough.

Applied to Torture vs. Dust Specks by Ruby at 2y
Applied to One Life Against the World by Ruby at 2y
Applied to Scope Insensitivity by Ruby at 2y
Applied to Scope Insensitivity Judo by Ruby at 2y

From the old talk page:

Talk:Scope insensitivity

This [video http://www.fallen.io/ww2/] is a great visual display of quantitative information. It describes the deaths in World War II. Eliezer [posted https://www.facebook.com/yudkowsky/posts/10153385579719228] it on Facebook.

The point where they showed the amount of Soviet deaths was one of the moments where I felt the least scope insensitive as I've ever felt. I sense that watching the video would really help people a) internalize what scope insensitivity is, and b) be less insensitive to scope. And so I think it deserves to be on the wiki page.

Created by PeerInfinity at 2y

The human brain can't emotionally represent large quantities:quantities; an environmental measure that will save 200,000 birds doesn't conjure anywhere near a hundred times the emotional impact and willingness-to-pay of a measure that would save 2,000 birds, even though in fact the former measure is two orders of magnitude more effective.

Main postBlog posts

Other posts

Primary articleSee also

Main post

BlogOther posts

The human brain can't *emotionally*emotionally represent large quantities: an environmental measure that will save 200,000 birds doesn't conjure anywhere near a hundred times the emotional impact and willingness-to-pay of a measure that would save 2,000 birds, even though in fact the former measure is two orders of magnitude more effective.

The human brain can't *emotionally* represent large quantities: an environmental measure that will save 200,000 birds doesn't conjure anywhere near a hundred times the emotional impact and willingness-to-pay of a measure that would save 2,000 birds, even though in fact the former measure is two orders of magnitude more effective.

Overcoming Bias Articles

The human brain can't represent large quantities: an environmental measure that will save 200,000 birds doesn't conjure anywhere near a hundred times the emotional impact and willingness-to-pay of a measure that would save 2,000 birds, even though in fact the former measure is two orders of magnitude more effective.

Blog posts