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Comment author: timtyler 10 August 2011 10:22:40PM -1 points [-]

I hope that the considerations above are enough to convince reductionists that we should develop a parallel decision theory if we want to reduce decision making to computing.

Because of time taken for light to travel from one side of the agent's brain to the other? Probably insignificant except for a few very rapid real-time decisions.

Decision algorithms are usually highly parallelizable anyway - e.g. see chess or go.