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23 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 December 2008 12:37AM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 December 2008 02:03:19PM 8 points [-]

Michael, that's an interesting way of looking at it. In retrospect I was reasoning something like this for the Overcoming Bias project - "No matter how much I write about rationality, I can't communicate the generator that I used to write the posts... but if someone reads it as a teenager and then grows up trying to develop it further, they might find it anyway" - but without the explicit generalization that could also apply to Go.

One really does want to try it from age seven, but I'm not sure how much of this stuff even I could have gotten at age seven. It'd be worth trying, though.