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

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Comment author: Zubon 14 January 2009 01:32:24PM 0 points [-]

TGGP, Hayek argued some reasons why it is not even theoretically possible for central planners to have all the relevant information, making it more than a calculation problem. But if we are picking up utopias and weirdtopias from sci fi, we can let Asimov have his; which one you count that story from I, Robot as presumably depends on your views of central planning. Or maybe it is a dystopia with amputation of destiny, as the story's conclusion implies.

If we get that technological utopia and have thumbnail-sized supercomputers that predict as well as Omega, maybe they can pull it off. If I can simulate your brain perfectly, I can presumably capture that knowledge. If we are all uploaded, some computer(s) will be able to simulate all our brains at once.

Comment author: Strange7 17 December 2010 08:27:16PM 1 point [-]

What if the central planner doesn't start as a central planner, but rather a community of planners competing among themselves which eventually synchronizes?