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16 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 January 2009 02:09AM

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Comment author: ShardPhoenix 11 January 2009 05:42:16PM 2 points [-]

"It's premature optimization"

Thanks, I was trying to think of exactly how to describe this series of posts, and that phrase seems concise enough. It's not that it's not interesting in it's own way, but even for an already pretty speculative blog, you're really building castles on air here.

To make yet another analogy, you're trying to build 100th floor of a huge house of cards here, when you're not even sure what the 5th floor should be like yet (I was going to say the 1st floor, but I think you've at least gotten off to a decent start).

Comment author: VAuroch 01 December 2013 10:59:18AM 0 points [-]

I think this is more like planning the layout for the 100th floor, because that determines what's necessary for the architecture on floors 1-99.