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26 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 December 2008 12:31AM

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Comment author: Emile 20 December 2008 04:59:41PM 2 points [-]

Roland: theoreticians of game design (Well - some guys, Raph Coster, Dan Cook ...) often reduce "fun" in games to learning - and those aren't just games that would appeal to this audience. The space of mathematical problems to solve seems like a close enough approximation of the space of complex systems in which one can learn, and, by a happy coincidence, there's plenty of theoretical work on the complexity of mathematical problems and how large that space might be.