JohnGreer

No-Bullshit Optimization/Risk Reduction, Life Extension, EA, Rationality, Startups, Film, MMA. Larry David is my spirit animal.

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(2009) Shane Legg - Funding safe AGI

Thanks for sharing this! It's inspiring to dig up old posts where people talk about their goals and to see how well it worked out.

What are examples of the opposite of perverse incentives?

Yes, I think Pigovian taxes are really interesting and useful. I suppose then I'm looking for examples of privately implemented Pigovian taxes that fixed a problem successfully.

What are examples of the opposite of perverse incentives?

Yes, I agree that a grocery store is a great example. I suppose I'm looking for examples where people recognized a problem, changed the incentives, and then it fixed/improved things.

What question would you like to collaborate on?

Thanks for writing this up! It's a good idea and a thing worth experimenting with.

The Argument For Spoilers

The qualia of enjoyment or not is different for different people. I don't have the gleeful anticipation of an upcoming twist. My main reason for avoiding spoilers is it ruins the feeling of suspense.

This also applies to sporting events as well. If I'm watching a fight where I know the outcome, it's much less enjoyable than if I don't know it. If I know someone wins, I'm not on edge when they're getting punched and kicked by their opponent like I would be if I thought those blows may decide the fight.

What Would You Store to Maximize Value in 100 Years? A Thought Experiment

Yes, good idea! I wonder how much we'll end up needing stored seeds in the future or if we/AI will be able to mitigate any problems.

Is produce quality decaying? You mean where we maximize things like storage ability at the expense of flavor?

I want to visit the Svalbard Global Seed Vault sometime.

What Would You Store to Maximize Value in 100 Years? A Thought Experiment

Yes, it's really hard to predict what shifts will happen as we become more and more digital and advanced. Buying and selling human minds might be restricted, though. 

I wonder what antiquities will be the most valued.

What Would You Store to Maximize Value in 100 Years? A Thought Experiment

That's a cool idea! It'd be funny to have an index fund of the top n rare species. I wonder if anyone is doing/can do this now.

What Would You Store to Maximize Value in 100 Years? A Thought Experiment

That's a cool idea! Plot of 2121's heist movie will be about robbing the San Diego Frozen Zoo

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