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What is Nvc? Google fails me :-\


Thank you!

Your comment really shone light into things that were cloudy, it's a great help :-)


I might actually write such a post, but I see it as being more...parallel to this concept? Aimed in the same direction at least.

And the reason I wrote this is because it's my gut instinct that people starting out in a new field or job are more likely to suffer from underconfidence than overconfidence, which steals their time and resources.

Reading these comments, it seems obvious to me now that I should have framed it more in terms of who it was primarily addressed to; aside from the fact that this is advice I wish I'd heard some years in the past.


Edited to be more in line with what you said; edit was late because edit function doesn't seem to work on mobile.


Thank you for pointing out my mistake! You're right that that definition is precious. I'd only absorbed it in its already mutated version because my brain autocompleted it that way. Gonna think about this a bit.


This is a topic I am very interested in and would like to see explored in depth, but the huge wall of text at the beginning (and in other parts) meant I couldn't read this article.

Please chop this into paragraphs.


You have been revived.

At first, everything seems pretty swell: people from all over come to talk to you, you've been tapped to reconstruct some languages and customs from your failing memory, etc. etc. Wonder why they have mirrors everywhere, though.

Then you ask to access your bank account, and they laugh in your face.

You don't have rights, you disgusting monster.

You're part of the cretinous, self-indulgent generation who nearly ruined our planet, and whose crimes and demeanor are so horrible we can't even contemplate them.

You've already been judged [i]in absentia[/i], and the only reason, the only reason at all you're here, is to help us understand how not to be like you.

You look at the mirrors, and you realize they're two-way.

You're in a zoo. You're never getting out. You don't even know what "out" is like, and you never will.


Good point. I'm going to make another, different post detailing the horrifying yet somewhat plausible idea your comment gave me which "fixes" that oversight.

In the meantime, there's this: you're assuming that in the future, you'll have rights, and agency.


I thought of the premise, decided to expand on it and comment, and then I read this comment.

So...huhh...I'm stealing this? I guess? From the future?


You are one of the first to be revived.

The technique is imperfect, and causes you massive neurological damage (think late stage Alzheimer's), trapping you in a nonverbal yet incredibly painful and horrifying state.

Due to advances in gerontology, you have a nearly infinite lifespan ahead of you, cognizant only of what you have lost.

When neuroscience finally advances to the point where you can be fixed, it's still not yet advanced enough to give you back your memories.

You're effectively a completely different person, and you know that.


Cut doctors pay and hire more?

This seems to me like an instinctually bad idea, although I wouldn't be able to tell you why.

Aside from that, the first thing that comes to mind would be to create an incentive for doing surgeries quickly - the surgeon who's average waiting time is lowest gets a bonus - but that would have very bad, not good, horrible side effects.

Create specialised sub-professions without the comprehensive training costs?

This has, I think, the highest potential. One would need to fight against entrenched lobbies and status quo bias, but in theory it would help a lot.

Alternatively, a possibility could be creating a specialized administrative role in hospitals whose sole purpose is to organize doctor's time...but I would be surprised if it didn't already exist.

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