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

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Comment author: comboy 12 January 2009 12:05:08AM 1 point [-]

I think assumption that life worth living must be o continuous happiness may be wrong. Math is great, but since happiness itself only can exist within humans, you must take them into account. Experience seems to be showing that continuous happiness is not possible even with exponential exponential exponential improvement of your life wealth or whatever. We just got use to growth rate and growth rate of a growth rate and so on.

My point here (you know, I'm just a little human), is that I may be satisfied with life where my wealth level is like white noise. It just have to have big enough amplitude so I won't get bored.

And the reason why amplitude does not have to grow infinitely is that my memory sucks.

PS. Awesome blog, keep up the great work.