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Self Fulfilling/​Re­fut­ing Prophecies

TagLast edit: 3 Jan 2021 21:47 UTC by Yoav Ravid

A Self Fulfilling Prophecy is a prophecy that, when made, affects the environment such that it becomes more likely. similarly, a Self Refuting Prophecy is a prophecy that when made makes itself less likely. This is also relevant for beliefs that can affect reality directly without being voiced, for example, the belief “I’m confident” can increase a person confidence, thus making it true, while the opposite belief can reduce a person’s confidence, thus also making it true.

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Magic Shoes

onur24 Mar 2021 21:14 UTC
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Real-Life Ex­am­ples of Pre­dic­tion Sys­tems In­terfer­ing with the Real World (Pre­dict-O-Matic Prob­lems)

NunoSempere3 Dec 2020 22:00 UTC
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The Parable of Pre­dict-O-Matic

abramdemski15 Oct 2019 0:49 UTC
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The Parable of Pre­dict-O-Matic

abramdemski15 Oct 2019 0:49 UTC
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Fore­cast­ing is a responsibility

AllAmericanBreakfast5 Dec 2020 0:40 UTC
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Fish­e­rian Ru­n­away as a de­ci­sion-the­o­retic problem

Bunthut20 Mar 2021 16:34 UTC
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Prophetic Hazard

onur16 Apr 2021 10:09 UTC
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