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The Blue-Minimizing Robot

Robin Hanson would also argue that the robot wants to minimize things that are 'far', since blue is 'far'

Measuring aversion and habit strength

The example of 'live music' here is distracting because in a lot of cases 'live music' shows entail a kind of socialization that only extroverts enjoy. So the aversion could have been much more complex and less likely to be solved by introspection alone had you not been so confident that it was your hand. Should we not qualify, then, that some kinds of aversions are systematic to one's personality as a whole and so less likely to be revealed by introspection?

Action and habit

Too much speculation. Topic discussions on these matters are also biased by all the usual biases that occur in comparing oneself to another.