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Perplexed comments on Building Weirdtopia - Less Wrong

28 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 12 January 2009 08:35PM

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Comment author: Perplexed 18 December 2010 12:49:47AM 2 points [-]

Or if not achieve something, at least prevent the other guy from achieving anything.

However, in this scenario, it doesn't take much willpower. Every time someone pushes 'reset', (s)he thinks it is the first time the button has been pushed.

So it requires determinism, not determination, to keep on doing what you did before. ;)

Comment author: Strange7 18 December 2010 09:37:43PM 1 point [-]

Only if each reset went back further than the other player's last reset, which obviously isn't a stable equilibrium.