myutin

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Hey, I'm new here. I'm looking for help on dealing with akrasia. My most common failure mode is as follows: when I have many different tasks to do, I'm not able to start any one of them.

I'm planning on working through the hammertime sequence: i've asked for 9 days off work, for a total of 13 days free. Will this be achievable / helpful? What other resources are available?

Specs:

DC area. Have read MoR, Sig. Digits, Inadequate Equilibria, and half of the Sequences. Heavy background in Math/CS/Physics.

I know the answer to "couldn't you just-" is always "no", but couldn't you just make an AI that doesn't try very hard? i.e., it seeks the smallest possible intervention that ensures 95% chance of whatever goal it's intended for.

This isn't a utility maximizer, because it cares about intermediate states. Some of the coherence theorems wouldn't apply.