[SEQ RERUN] True Sources of Disagreement

post by MinibearRex · 2012-12-18T04:16:56.345Z · score: 1 (2 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 3 comments

Today's post, True Sources of Disagreement was originally published on 08 December 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):


Yudkowsky's guesses about what the key sticking points in the AI FOOM debate are.

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This post is part of the Rerunning the Sequences series, where we'll be going through Eliezer Yudkowsky's old posts in order so that people who are interested can (re-)read and discuss them. The previous post was Wrapping Up, and you can use the sequence_reruns tag or rss feed to follow the rest of the series.

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comment by Fadeway · 2012-12-18T19:35:19.763Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I remember that when I went through all of the Sequences a year ago, I was curious about the retina issue that Eliezer keeps referring to, but a cursory search didn't return anything useful. I poked around a bit more just now, and found a few short articles on the topic. Could someone point me to more in-depth information regarding the inverted retina?

comment by MinibearRex · 2012-12-19T00:38:56.708Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

The wikipedia page) on the blind spot contains a good description, as well as a diagram of vertebrate eyes alongside the eye of an octopus, which does not have the same feature.

comment by Fadeway · 2012-12-19T07:16:27.583Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks. That test was fun.