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The cup-holder paradox

Can you find that article about cupholder man-years?

Eliezer's YU lecture on FAI and MOR [link]

Same thing as 'multiple competing goals', where those goals are 'do not be part of a causal chain that leads to the death of others' and 'reduce the death of others'.

The value of Now.

I fear bees way less than I fear super-torment. Let's go with the bees.

Cryo and Social Obligations

Have you read Transmetropolitan? This is actually a major sub-plot. There is a significant quantity of people who had cryonics, were thawed, were released under their own recognizance in to an unrecognizably bizarre future, and promptly became homeless, desperate vagrants.

edit: ignore this comment, redundant with discussion from DataPacRat

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How confident are you in the Atomic Theory of Matter?

I can't. But that sounds like a more useful question!

How confident are you in the Atomic Theory of Matter?

"Not all data is productively quantifiable to arbitrary precision." Hoard that, and grow wiser for it.

How confident are you in the Atomic Theory of Matter?

I live my life under the assumption that it is correct, and I do not make allowances in my strategic thinking that it may be false. As for how hard it would be to convince me I was wrong, I am currently sufficiently invested in the atomic theory of matter that I can't think, off-hand, what such evidence would look like. But I presume (hope) that a well-stated falsifiable experiment which showed matter as a continuum would convince me to become curious.

Group rationality diary, 1/9/13

Are you sure that you really want to have done Y? Maybe you just think you do.

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