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[Link] Is Feedback Suffering?

1 Post author: gworley 09 September 2017 10:20PM

Comments (8)

Comment author: Elo 09 September 2017 10:33:07PM 1 point [-]

If the title is a question the answer is probably no.

Comment author: fortyeridania 11 September 2017 01:46:59AM 1 point [-]

I know this is Betteridge's law of headlines, but do you happen to know if it's accurate?

Comment author: ignoranceprior 11 September 2017 01:50:57AM 2 points [-]

According to this study, the law appears to be inaccurate for academic articles.

Comment author: fortyeridania 15 September 2017 07:23:27AM *  0 points [-]
  • Scholarly article

  • Title: Do scholars follow Betteridge’s Law?

  • Answer is no

Nice.

Comment author: turchin 12 September 2017 08:58:18AM 0 points [-]

Yes, I always thought that sufferings as pain are ok as long as it is just feedback about my wrong actions.

But there is a problem of maladaptive sufferings on almost infinite intensity, which I call “unbearable sufferings” - that is cancer pain, psychological pain which could make one to commit suicide etc. We need to find the ways to cure only unbearable sufferings and make ordinary sufferings more informative.

Comment author: tukabel 10 September 2017 09:01:17PM 0 points [-]

Oh boy, really? Suffering? Wait till some neomarxist SJWs discover this and they will show you who's THE expert on suffering... especially in indentifying who could be susceptible to persuading they are victims (and why not some superintelligent virtual agents?).

Maybe someone could write a piece on SS (SocialistSuperintelligence). Possibilities are endless for superintelligent parasites, victimizators, guilt throwers, equal whateverizators, even new genders and races can be invented to have goals to fight for.

Comment author: ignoranceprior 11 September 2017 01:57:27AM 6 points [-]

Could you please try to keep discussion on topic and avoid making everything about politics? Your comment does not contribute to the discussion in any way.

Comment author: Dagon 10 September 2017 03:30:56PM 0 points [-]

It's a particular sort of confused person who starts out trying to identify and quantify suffering far more precisely than they can define and detect pleasure/joy.

Under what conditions would an entity prefer to suffer for future purposes vs ceasing to exist? So far, we have mostly positive examples. Identifying why this is, in order to make more of it, seems more fruitful than identifying suffering to remove it.