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Enjoyed reading this. Looking forward to the next posts in the sequence.

Are Dharma traditions that posit 'innate moral perfection of everyone by default' reasoning from the just world fallacy?

Can we have a market with qualitatively different (un-interconvertible) forms of money?

How would signalling/countersignalling work in a post-scarcity economy?

What are some effective ways to reset the hedonic baseline?

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As far as I understand, this post decomoses 'impact' into value impact and objective impact. VI is dependent on some agent's ability to reach arbitrary value-driven goals, while OI depends on any agent's ability to reach goals in general.

I'm not sure if there exists a robust distinction between the two - the post doesn't discuss any general demarcation tool.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I think the most important point to note here is that 'objectiveness' of an impact is defined not to be about the 'objective state of the world' - rather about how 'general to all agents' an impact is.

I think this post is broadly making two claims -

  1. Impactful things fundamentally feel different.

  2. A good Impact Measure should be designed in a way that it strongly safeguards against almost any imperfect objective.

It is also (maybe implicitly) claiming that the three properties mentioned completely specify a good impact measure.

I am looking forward to reading the rest of the sequence with arguments supporting these claims.

What gadgets have improved your productivity?

For example, I started using a stylus few days ago and realized it can be a great tool for a lot of things!

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