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38 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 17 October 2008 01:07AM

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Comment author: Nate_Barna3 17 October 2008 01:58:45AM 0 points [-]

Eliezer: I regard finance as more of a useful tool than an ultimate end of intelligence - I'm not sure it's the maximum possible fun we could all be having under optimal conditions.

Perhaps under optimal conditions you're able to compensate for the lack of buying power of n dollars, where this is the amount that can buy everything that's for sale, i.e., everything that everyone else combined can generate.