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23 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 18 January 2009 09:03AM

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Comment author: Robin_Hanson2 18 January 2009 12:57:33PM 24 points [-]

Are you sure this isn't the Eliezer concept of boring, instead of the human concept? There seem to be quite a few humans who are happy to keep winning using the same approach day after day year after year. They keep getting paid well, getting social status, money, sex, etc. To the extent they want novelty it is because such novelty is a sign of social status - a new car every year, a new girl every month, a promotion every two years, etc. It is not because they expect or want to learn something from it.

Comment author: waveman 17 July 2016 01:38:25AM 0 points [-]


Maybe for some people more shallow forms of novelty suffice e.g. sex with new women.