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The Hidden Complexity of Wishes

Upon some reflection, I remembered that Robin has showed that two Bayesians who share the same priors can't disagree. So perhaps you can get your wish from an unsafe genie by wishing, "... to run a genie that perfectly shares my goals and prior probabilities."

The Hidden Complexity of Wishes

Is there a safe way to wish for an unsafe genie to behave like a safe genie? That seems like a wish TOSWP should work on.

2TheWakalix2yIf you can rigorously define Safety, you've already solved the Safety Problem. This isn't a shortcut.
0billy_the_kid6yI wish for you to interpret my wishes how I interpret them. Can anyone find a problem with that?
-1themusicgod17yA sufficiently powerful genie might make safe genies by definition more unsafe. Then your wish could be granted. edit (2015) caution: I think this particular comment is harmless in retrospect... but I wouldn't give it much weight [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/02/arguing-by-defi.html]
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