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2014 Less Wrong Census/Survey

I have done the survey. Now I am off to upvote everybody else.

2012 Less Wrong Census/Survey

Took it. And I answered all the extra-credit questions that were applicable to me.

Torture vs. Dust Specks

At first, I picked the dust specks as being the preferable answer, and it seemed obvious. What eventually turned me around was when I considered the opposite situation -- with GOOD things happening, rather than BAD things. Would I prefer that one person experience 50 years of the most happiness realistic in today's world, or that 3^^^3 people experience the least good, good thing?

0Alicorn9yThe question has been posed [].
0shminux9yWhy do you think that there has to be a symmetry between positive and negative utility?