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A Satisficer aims to reach a set level of utility rather than maximizing utility. It is a proposed optimization process to the open Other-izer problem.

The LessWrong Review is a yearly event where posts from a previous year are nominated, reviewed, and voted on.

A common Failure mode is failing to notice a Distinction between two or more things. on the other hand, noticing distinctions can lead to insight, dissolving confusion, and better results.

Failure mode is a term for a, usually common, way things fail when attempting something. for example, confirmation bias is a common failure mode in reasoning.

China is a large country in eastern Asia, the most populous in the world and a significant power in the 21st century.

The pointers problem refers to the fact that most humans would rather have an AI that acts based on real-world human values, not just human estimates of their own values – and that the two will be different in many situations, since humans are not all-seeing or all-knowing.It was introduced in a post with the same name.

Music is a form of art based on placing notes in a rhythmic order. Most of LW's articles on music so far have been written by jefftk.

the Kelly criterion (or Kelly strategy or Kelly bet), also known as the scientific gambling method, is a formula for bet sizing that leads almost surely to higher wealth compared to any other strategy in the long run (i.e. approaching the limit as the number of bets goes to infinity). (Wikipedia)

An Incentive is a motivating factor, such as monetary reward, the risk of legal sanctions, or social feedback. Many systems are best understood by looking at the incentives of the people with power over them.

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Focusing refers to a family of introspective techniques taught by CFARwhose aim is to access one's "gut" or "System 1""System 1" feelings. Archetypically, attention is focused on sensations within the body until oneare approached with a spirit of gentle curiosity, and possible verbal labels are checked against felt senses. Where successful, this can find a satisfactory verbal labelimprove internal understanding and allow split off trauma or conflict between subagents to be processed for the underlying feeling which can subsequently be processed, or something. improved internal alignment.

Related techniques: Internal Double Crux, Inner Simulator.

Internal Alignment. Alignment is a broadly desirable state. By default, humans sometimes have internal conflict. You might frame that as conflict between subagents, or subprocesses within the human. You might instead frame it as a single agent making complicated decisions. The "internal alignment" hypothesis is that you can become much more productive/happier/fulfilled by getting yourself into alignment with yourself.

Altruism

I have removed the good/bad duality entirely, as I found it confusing.

https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/M2LWXsJxKS626QNEA/the-trouble-with-good

Altruism refers to the motivation behind actions undertaken for the concern and benefit of other people. However, non-altruistically motivated actions can still be good (e.g. people pursuing non-rival goods), and altruistically motivated actions can still be bad (e.g. people being mistaken about what is good).others at ones own expense.

Altruism refers to the motivation behind actions undertaken for the benefit of other people. If you do something to feelHowever, non-altruistically motivated actions can still be good (e.g. people pursuing non-rival goods), and altruistically motivated actions can still be bad (e.g. people being mistaken about helping people, or even to be a better person in some spiritual sense, it isn't truly altruism.what is good).

Altruism

I very much dislike the second sentence in this tag: "If you do something to feel good about helping people, or even to be a better person in some spiritual sense, it isn't truly altruism."

First of all, it's cryptonormative. Second, it leads to the old "people only care about their happiness" model that explains everything. Third (but this is a weak & contextualizing point), it is related to the common perception that egoistic actions are usually bad.

I have replaced the second sentence with "However, non-altruistically motivated actions can still be good (e.g. people pursuing non-rival goods), and altruistically motivated actions can still be bad (e.g. people being mistaken about what is good).", and added that altruism is a motivation rather than a set of actions, but this is rather preliminary. I would be equally fine with the second sentence being deleted altogether.

5Zolmeister8dI have removed the good/bad duality entirely, as I found it confusing. https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/M2LWXsJxKS626QNEA/the-trouble-with-good [https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/M2LWXsJxKS626QNEA/the-trouble-with-good]
Praise

That seems right to me.

Parables & Fables

Seems good, I did it.

Incentives

Possibly? I'm not sure if that's helpful or not. I think if there's a description for this wiki-tag, it should mention Inadequate Equilibria as a major resource.

Incentives

Should most of Inadequate Equilibria be tagged with this?

2Ruby9dPossibly? I'm not sure if that's helpful or not. I think if there's a description for this wiki-tag, it should mention Inadequate Equilibria as a major resource.

If you click on someone's name in the People List (bottom(accessed via bottom icon, left sidebar), you can select Locate on Map (draws a line to them) or Follow (makes your character walks to theirs).

Avoiding TechTechnical Issues

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Garden Tips (including how to find your meetup)

AVOIDING TECH ISSUESAvoiding Tech Issues

GARDEN PRO-TIPSGarden Tips (how to find your meetup)

Walk into the The Tardis in the central gardento access our rapid-transit teleporter room. Walk onto any labeled place to instantly travel there.

Hosting an ultra online party requires briefing you party-goers on a few basics... 

The party takes place in the Walled Garden. Bear with us for 3 min while we cover the basics of how it works.

  • Refreshing will fix many issuesissues.
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HOW TO NAVIGATE THE GARDEN PRO-TIPS

The images below walk you through the garden basics. 

You can rapid transit with our teleporter system of glowing compasses.They take you back and forth to the central area (Fey Village)

 

There's music! Turn on NYE Ultra Party Radio from anywhere. If you want to dance, head to the Opulent Ballroom. (If you have any issues, refresh your tab)

 

Many objects are interactive!! If it glows yellow press 'x' to interact. Press 'x' again to close an interaction.

 

Left Sidebar contains both Chat and People list. Use chat to coordinate!
There will be announcements 

If you click on someone's name in the chat.
YouPeople List (bottom icon, left sidebar), you can message hosts for help.

select Locate on Map (draws a line to them) or Follow (makes your character walks to theirs).

 

If you get lost, click on your name in the bottom-middle toolbar (e.g. "Ruby OnlineOnline"). NowThen you can reset your position to the start area.

 

GatherTown has private spaces, marked by little white rings. Those inside can only be seen by each other. Useful for smaller, limited conversations.

 

Protip: ifIf you're engaged in a riveting conversation, you might want to expand people's videos to take up more space (Zoom-style). You do this by clicking the double-down arrow beneath the videos.
videos


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Self Fulfilling/Refuting Prophecies

A Self Fulfilling Prophecy is a prophecy that, when made, affects the environment such that it becomes more likely. similarly, a Self Refuting Prophecy is a prophecy that when made makes itself less likely. This is also relevant for beliefs that can affect reality directly without being voiced, for example, the belief "I'm confident" can increase a person confidence, thus making it true, while the opposite belief can reduce a person's confidence, thus also making it true.

Related pages: Social Reality

Parables & Fables

suggest changing the name to 'Parables and Fables'

2Ruby9dSeems good, I did it.

We apologize that hostingHosting an ultra online party requires briefing you party-goers on a few basics... 

The party takes place in the Walled Garden. Bear with throughus for 3 min while we cover the following and you'll have an even better time! basics of how it works.

IMPORTANT TECHNICAL INFORMATIONAVOIDING TECH ISSUES :)

  • Refreshing your tab will fix many issues!issues
  • Please wearWear headphones! This makes for a better experience for everyone, especially if you listen to the music.
  • The Garden will notwon’t load from an incognito window or if 3rd-party cookies are blocked.

 

IMPORTANT WALLEDHOW TO NAVIGATE THE GARDEN INFO

The images below walk you through the garden basics. 

You can rapid transit is enabled bywith our teleporter system. Labelled teleporters inof glowing compasses.They take you back and forth to the startingcentral area (Fey Village) take you to wherever the label states. Teleporters out and about bring you back to Fey Village.
  • They look like this, just walk into one to use it.
A glowing compass rose teleporter, standard issue.
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    There's music! Anywhere in the Garden, you can turnTurn on NYE Ultra Party Radio.Radio The music is optimized forfrom anywhere. If you want to dance, head to the Ballroom, but with the volume slider you can set it in the background for wherever you go.
    • IfOpulent Ballroom. (If you have any issues with the sound, press stop/start ORissues, refresh your tab.
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IMPORTANT GATHER.TOWN HOW-TO 

The Walled Garden is a GatherTown world, so you want to know a few basics about the platform.

  • Many objects are interactive!! If it glows yellow press 'x' to interact.
    • Press 'x' again OR press escape OR press the little 'x' in the top right corner to close an interaction.

 

  • Left Sidebar contains both Chat and People list.

    • There will be announcements in the chat!
    • chat.
      You can message hosts and others for help in the chat!
The left side bar contains buttons for Chat and People – click them!help.
  • By clicking

     

    If you get lost, click on your name in the bottim-bottom-middle toolbar (e.g. Ruby Online),. Now you bring up a menu. This lets youcan reset your position and take you back to the spawnstart area.
"Reset position" – important for those who get lost.
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    GatherTown has private spaces., marked by little white rings. Those inside can only be seen by each other.
    • Useful for having conversations despite lots of traffic and good for limiting conversation size.
    • In the Garden, private spaces are mostly marked by glowing rings (except in the Violet Library where chair clusters are private spaces).

 

  • Protip: if you're engaged in a riveting conversation, you might want to expand people's videos to take up more space (Zoom-style). You do this by clicking the double-down arrow beneath the videos.
Click to to expand videos. Click single video feed to make it "fullscreen".

If you want to see these instructions again, just click "back" or click the event invite again. Otherwise, happy new year!!year -- and don't forget to check the schedule to find and add activities!

Conceptual Media

A conceptual medium is a an expressive medium that primarily serves to express abstract thoughts and ideas. It is analogous to the concept of an artistic medium (e.g., painting, poetry, violin, etc), but pertains to the expression of conceptual thought rather than artistic expression.

Examples of such media would be spoken argument, written prose text, programming languages, mathematical symbolic notation, geometrical diagrams,  explanatory comics, conceptual network diagrams (a.k.a., mindmaps), interactive simulations, data visualizations, markup languages, and semantic web technologies. 

Unbundling

Unbundling is breaking a complex concept into simpler constituents; Conceptual Reductionism.