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Will_Newsome comments on SIAI - An Examination - Less Wrong

143 Post author: BrandonReinhart 02 May 2011 07:08AM

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Comment author: Will_Newsome 13 May 2011 01:12:51AM *  1 point [-]

Because it is still credible that the not-superficially-nice parts just haven't been covered yet - rather than being outright lied about.

Isn't exploring the consequences of something like CEV pretty boring? Naively, the default scenario conditional on a large amount of background assumptions about relative optimization possible from various simulation scenarios et cetera is that the FAI fooms along possibly metaphysical spatiotemporal dimensions turning everything into acausal economic goodness. Once you get past the 'oh no that means it kills everything I love' part it's basically a dead end. No? Note: the publicly acknowledged default scenario for a lot of smart people is a lot more PC than this. It's probably not default for many people at all. I'm not confident in it.

Comment author: Dorikka 13 May 2011 01:45:11AM 4 points [-]

the FAI fooms along possibly metaphysical spatiotemporal dimensions turning everything into acausal economic goodness.

I don't really understand what this means, so I don't see why the next bit follows. Could you break this down, preferably using simpler terms?