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TheOtherDave comments on The limits of introspection - Less Wrong

56 Post author: Yvain 16 July 2011 09:00PM

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Comment author: TheOtherDave 17 July 2011 06:04:39PM 4 points [-]

My interpretation: you'd suggested improving the accuracy of my guesses about myself by observing recurring patterns of my behavior. I think lessdazed is countersuggesting improving the accuracy of my guesses about people by observing recurring patterns of everyone's behavior. If I'm similar enough to community averages, then lessdazed's approach will work better (thanks to the larger data set); if I'm too dissimilar it will work worse. Thus the question: am I different enough from others to justify looking for patterns only in my own behavior?

Comment author: calcsam 18 July 2011 03:26:46AM 0 points [-]

Get it. Thanks. Good question.