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110 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 July 2007 10:59PM

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Comment author: Will_Sawin 05 January 2011 10:29:01PM 0 points [-]

You originally misunderstood Eliezer's point, and now understand it.

If many people will similarly misunderstand it, that is a reason for Eliezer to change it on lesswrong or if/when it appears in his book. If you are relatively unusual, it is only a weak reason.

Reasons not to change it would be a lack of viable alternatives. Can we think of an alternative better than "post-utopian" or "barnbeanbaggle"? For example, a less meaningful term from literary theory or another field?

Comment author: BarbaraB 14 June 2012 08:07:18PM 1 point [-]

My boyfriend just suggested "metaspontaneity" !

Comment author: BarbaraB 14 June 2012 09:03:04PM 0 points [-]