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NancyLebovitz comments on Devil's Offers - Less Wrong

21 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 December 2008 05:00PM

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Comment author: NancyLebovitz 26 December 2008 01:58:50PM 0 points [-]

In re lying when you're trying to set up a research and invention organization: It seems to me that it would make recruiting difficult. The public impression of what you're doing is going to be your lies, which makes it even harder to get the truth of what you're doing to the people you want to work with. And even the discrepancy between your public and private versions doesn't appear in some embarrassing form on the internet, you're going to tend to attract sneaky people and repel candid people, and this will probably make it harder to have an organization which does what you want.