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44 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 26 September 2008 09:18AM

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Comment author: gwern 06 January 2011 06:41:30PM 15 points [-]

At the very least, his life will be interesting and will have affected a great many people in a positive; that is more than most could claim.

Comment author: multifoliaterose 07 January 2011 12:34:51AM 3 points [-]

The question is just how this compares with what he would have done otherwise.

Comment author: gwern 07 January 2011 01:03:27AM 7 points [-]

Hm, Yep sounds as if Eliezer's life is a net loss:

your life makes for a great demonstration of how one can go wrong if they go unheeded.

Not as if his life simply was suboptimal and with considerable opportunity cost.