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Abigail comments on Failed Utopia #4-2 - Less Wrong

53 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 21 January 2009 11:04AM

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Comment author: Abigail 22 January 2009 04:57:00PM 2 points [-]

"Men and women can make each other somewhat happy, but not most happy" said the genie/ AI.

What will make one individual "happy" will not work for the whole species. I would want the AI to interview me about my wants: I find Control makes me happier than anything, not having control bothers me. Control between fifty options which will benefit me would be good enough, I do not necessarily need to be able to choose the bad ones...er...

Being immortal and not being able to age, and being cured of any injury, sound pretty good to me. It is not just contrarianism that makes people praise this world.

Please do write your "actual shot at applied fun theory".