Uploading seems the most plausible route with very high probability to me. 'Reviving' a frozen body seems impossible: neurons in the brain will be severely damaged, there seems no plausible way to repair them without magic nanotech at which point uploading seems easier.
Good point..! I also recently came upon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIe2oerd25c
I thought I remebered that some of the mechanisms were unknown.
It's really quite simple. Doing mathematical work at the highest levels requires both extraordinary talent and single-minded focus on mathematics. Mathematics is to some degree a younger man's game, yet modern mathematics requires knowing vast amounts of previous work to have any shot at solving a serious conjecture.
Doing a PhD is the most straightforward path to acquiring the knowledge to make a serious attack. Most fields will require upwards of a decade to build up enough technical experience to attempt to solve famous open problems.
Spending say 5 years acquiring money to do independent work doesn't seem like a good plan, when the people who have the talent required to solve one of these problems are almost guaranteed to obtain an academic position.
This is what I was looking for. Thank you, Gwern!
The heart has its reasons that reason knows not of
I mean romantic attraction.
One problem I have in keeping this kind of regime is that I often find myself going around my blocking software, e.g. through using private browsing. Do you have a recommendation for something that works more generally?
Have you tried software like RescueTime? I have used it in the past and was happy about it (it is a more comprehensive system than just plain blockers; also tracking what you are wasting time on; allowing differeent levels of usefulness etc)
Your experiment sounds very interesting. I would like to follow in your footsteps.
Could you detail for a digitally illiterate how you did this?
How long should I keep it up before I will feel results in your estimation?
What site plugin did you use?
Fundamentally, finding a good mathematical definition of decision theory that encompasses all the phenomena people care about is a big open problem.
Is this a joke? Genuine question. :) It seems English might not be your native language.
Why is it an infohazard?