[SEQ RERUN] Chronophone Motivations

post by badger · 2011-05-16T16:29:25.640Z · score: 5 (6 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · None comments

Today's post, Chronophone Motivations was originally published on March 24, 2007. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):

If you want to really benefit humanity, do some original thinking, especially about areas of application, and directions of effort. The point of the chronophone dilemma is to make us think about what kind of cognitive policies are good to follow when you don't know your destination in advance.

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