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10 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 15 January 2009 07:26AM

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Comment author: Tomasz_Wegrzanowski 15 January 2009 03:59:03PM 4 points [-]

I have no idea why you'd prefer not to know. Fun theory is mostly intuition, and my intuition says I really hate the feeling of loss of control that comes from not knowing important stuff, both in real life and while playing.

Another intuition is that irreversible decisions based on incomplete data feel horrible, in real life and while playing. Like deciding what temple to build in a city in Rome Total War without having any idea which one will be useful 30 turns from now when it starts to matter.