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125 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 17 November 2011 07:28PM

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Comment author: Viliam_Bur 22 November 2011 08:39:17PM 1 point [-]

Sure, but you could start optimizing to impress an all knowing, completely rational historian from the far future.

I don't know if imaginary person is enough for our instincts. We should also seek company of rational people, so our instincts can focus on them.

Virtues I've instilled in myself that I've found useful: ...

Problem with signalling is that it can probably subvert any activity, and if something is called "virtue", then it seems like a very good target. If you are not careful, you may find that you, for example, describe yourself as a worse person than you really are, to signal high non-hypocricy.

By the way, I would like to read an article about applying specific lessons to specific computer games in real life.