(Also as a LW-Israel event, here.)
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This seems to capture contemporary intuitions, which is good for an ethical theory. But I wonder about those constants, τ0, h0, and u0. Each is set to a baseline that we are used to: ordinary lifespan, ordinary happiness, and ordinary total utility of a life. Already, τ0 is over twice what it would have been hundreds of years ago. Likewise, I can't judge whether the happiness or total utility of a peasant of hundreds of years ago was much different than today's average, but that is at least plausible.
In short, this builds utility on human rather than transhuman foundations. Maybe that is a good thing.
It was great! 60 attendees. The meetup flowed smoothly with lots of good talks. As I figured out how to make it work, I wrote up a page of tips. Feel free to ask for it.
I have a page of instructions of how to run this, that I figured out as I went. Feel free to ask for it.
Thank you all. For followup chat I recommend https://www.lesswrong.com/events/524eREsi56JLuJMBB/online-fun-lw-ssc-meetup or https://www.facebook.com/events/512407003041509/ as well as the Rationality Meetups Discord Server.
Thank you, all, it was excellent, I hope someone organizes another one!
Followup chat can be here or at the facebook event Facebook event where you can also chat https://www.facebook.com/events/512407003041509/
Facebook event where you can also chat https://www.facebook.com/events/512407003041509/