Dacyn

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Dacyn10

In the long scale a trillion is 10^18, not 10^24.

Dacyn10

I say "zero" when reciting phone numbers. Harder to miss that way.

Dacyn10

I think you want to define to be true if is true when we restrict to some neighbourhood such that is nonempty. Otherwise your later example doesn't make sense.

Dacyn54

I noticed all the political ones were phrased to support the left-wing position.

Dacyn70

This doesn't completely explain the trick, though. In the step where you write f=(1-I)^{-1} 0, if you interpret I as an operator then you get f=0 as the result. To get f=Ce^x you need to have f=(1-I)^{-1} C in that step instead. You can get this by replacing \int f by If+C at the beginning.

Dacyn21

If you find yourself thinking about the differences between geometric expected utility and expected utility in terms of utility functions, remind yourself that, for any utility function, one can choose* either* averaging method.

No, you can only use the geometric expected utility for nonnegative utility functions.

Dacyn10

It's obvious to us that the prompts are lying; how do you know it isn't also obvious to the AI? (To the degree it even makes sense to talk about the AI having "revealed preferences")

Dacyn106

Calvinists believe in predestination, not Protestants in general.

Dacyn43

Wouldn't that mean every sub-faction recursively gets a veto? Or do the sub-faction vetos only allow the sub-faction to veto the faction veto, rather than the original legislation? The former seems unwieldy, while the latter seems to contradict the original purpose of DVF...

Dacyn10

(But then: aren’t there zillions of Boltzmann brains with these memories of coherence, who are making this sort of move too?)

According to standard cosmology, there are also zillions of actually coherent copies of you, and the ratio is heavily tilted towards the actually coherent copies under any reasonable way of measuring. So I don't think this is a good objection.