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55 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 06 May 2007 11:47PM

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Comment author: [deleted] 09 October 2010 05:53:09AM *  0 points [-]

But what about when our conscious motives for the search - the criteria we can admit to ourselves - don't square with subconscious influences?

In this case these subconscious influences (which I'm fairly sure can be made partly conscious) lead us to hit a goal indicator instead of our goal itself. We succumb to a lost purpose.