Reframing Impact

Why do some things seem like re­ally big deals to us? Why do op­por­tu­nity cost and in­stru­men­tal con­ver­gence ex­ist? Can we build un­al­igned goal-di­rected max­i­miz­ers which don’t lead to doom by de­fault?

Let’s figure things out to­gether.

Refram­ing Impact

Value Impact

De­duc­ing Impact

At­tain­able Utility The­ory: Why Things Matter

World State is the Wrong Level of Ab­strac­tion for Impact

The Gears of Impact

Seek­ing Power is In­stru­men­tally Con­ver­gent in MDPs

At­tain­able Utility Land­scape: How The World Is Changed

The Catas­trophic Con­ver­gence Conjecture

At­tain­able Utility Preser­va­tion: Concepts