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111 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 May 2008 05:55AM

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Comment author: Eric5 22 May 2008 01:08:51PM 21 points [-]

I spent half this story going, "Okay... so where's the point... good story and all, but what's the lesson we learn..."

Then I got to the end, and was completely caught off guard. Apparently I haven't internalized enough of the ideas in Eliezer's work yet, because I really feel like I should have seen that one coming, based (in hindsight) on his previous writings.