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The Hierarchy of Memory Reconsolidation Techniques

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

Sayan's Braindump

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

Sayan's Braindump

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

Sayan's Braindump

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

Sayan's Braindump

What are some effective ways to reset the hedonic baseline?

Value Impact

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.

Reframing Impact

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.

Sayan's Braindump

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!

I am thinking about these questions about a lot without actually reaching anywhere.

What is the nature of non-dual epistemology? What does it mean to 'reason' from the (Intentional Stance)[], from inside of an agent?

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