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Poll: ask anything to an all-knowing demon edition 2020-04-22T16:28:45.569Z · score: 7 (4 votes)
A Proof Against Oracle AI 2020-03-06T21:42:27.375Z · score: 10 (8 votes)
A new kind of Hermeneutics 2019-10-30T12:42:59.274Z · score: 16 (15 votes)
The best of the www, in my opinion 2019-10-17T15:14:29.527Z · score: 19 (19 votes)
Weak foundation of determinism analysis 2019-08-06T19:03:40.982Z · score: 16 (23 votes)

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Comment by yamar69 on Poll: ask anything to an all-knowing demon edition · 2020-04-28T16:23:51.511Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

how would you change the question between the two cases?

Comment by yamar69 on Poll: ask anything to an all-knowing demon edition · 2020-04-23T18:11:57.722Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Think of this scenario: I ask "is everything I am doing the optimal for my subjective preferences?" Now think at your question. It is provable that the oracle answer yes (or no) to my question if and only if the oracle answer yes (or no) to your question, and vice-versa. This make my question a better choice since it is less complex (less bits). If you try to schematize some possible cases, you will see that the answer of the oracle in my example and yours is always the same.

Comment by yamar69 on A Proof Against Oracle AI · 2020-03-08T20:30:58.786Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

What do you mean by "where the motivation comes from"?

Comment by yamar69 on [deleted post] 2019-11-15T17:50:15.116Z

Thanks for the clarification, I correct the error. As for the second point, who says we have to lock up the killers for decades? Just because this is what the system currently does does not mean it is right. The most rational way would be to use criminals as a workforce, there is no more important resource for a Nation and if you think about the number of convicts who remain to rot at the expense of the state I think this would be the absolute best use.

Comment by yamar69 on How do you identify complex systems? · 2019-09-13T18:30:59.864Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

The most complex system is the one that can generate complex system itself, outside of biological reproduction. Based on this definition, human beings are the most complex biological systems that we know, even if it sound too anthropocentric.

Comment by yamar69 on Weak foundation of determinism analysis · 2019-08-07T12:50:13.229Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

A couple of points to your points.

1) Bell's inequalities only seem to disprove local realism. In addition, many scientists criticize the assumptions and, in any case, they are compatible with different deterministic systems or with non-local hidden variables, so it is far from being a definitive tool to prove or disprove determinism.

2) If you take determinism in the broad sense as the main subject of the discourse, then eternalism is a subset of determinism and not vice versa. Other subsets may be: Hard determinism, MWI, Biological determinism, Theological determinism and many others.