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Pain is not the unit of Effort

alkjash24 Nov 2020 20:00 UTC
312 points
70 comments5 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Wire­head your Chickens

shminux20 Jun 2018 5:49 UTC
75 points
53 comments2 min readLW link

Tor­ture vs. Dust Specks

Eliezer Yudkowsky30 Oct 2007 2:50 UTC
66 points
616 comments1 min readLW link

Hell Must Be Destroyed

algekalipso6 Dec 2018 4:11 UTC
30 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Suffer­ing as at­ten­tion-al­lo­ca­tional conflict

Kaj_Sotala18 May 2011 15:12 UTC
62 points
63 comments4 min readLW link

Crav­ing, suffer­ing, and pre­dic­tive pro­cess­ing (three char­ac­ter­is­tics se­ries)

Kaj_Sotala15 May 2020 13:21 UTC
67 points
38 comments19 min readLW link

Suffer­ing and In­tractable Pain

G Gordon Worley III3 Apr 2018 1:05 UTC
11 points
5 comments7 min readLW link
(mapandterritory.org)

Quan­tify­ing Hu­man Suffer­ing and “Every­day Suffer­ing”

willfranks3 Feb 2019 13:07 UTC
7 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] ‘Max­i­mum’ level of suffer­ing?

Anirandis20 Jun 2020 14:05 UTC
6 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

We need a bet­ter the­ory of hap­piness and suffering

toonalfrink4 Jul 2017 20:14 UTC
3 points
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Over­com­ing Suffer­ing & Buddhism

Hul-Gil31 May 2011 4:35 UTC
3 points
27 comments2 min readLW link

Effec­tive Altru­ism’s Ul­ti­mate Goal: Erad­i­cate Hu­man Suffer­ing.

willfranks25 Apr 2018 12:12 UTC
−1 points
11 comments7 min readLW link

Suffering

Tiiba3 Aug 2009 16:02 UTC
9 points
96 comments1 min readLW link

Elec­trons don’t think (or suffer)

shminux2 Jan 2019 16:27 UTC
4 points
11 comments1 min readLW link
(backreaction.blogspot.com)

[Question] What does “tor­ture vs. dust specks” im­ply for in­sect suffer­ing?

Tejas Subramaniam8 Jun 2020 20:37 UTC
10 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Notes on Imag­i­na­tion and Suffering

SquirrelInHell5 Jul 2016 14:28 UTC
11 points
17 comments3 min readLW link

Over­com­ing suffer­ing: Emo­tional acceptance

Kaj_Sotala29 May 2011 10:57 UTC
51 points
44 comments6 min readLW link

An ar­gu­ment that an­i­mals don’t re­ally suffer

Solvent7 Jan 2012 9:07 UTC
5 points
86 comments3 min readLW link

Re­duc­ing Risks of Astro­nom­i­cal Suffer­ing (S-Risks): A Ne­glected Global Priority

ignoranceprior14 Oct 2016 19:58 UTC
8 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(foundational-research.org)

Paper: Su­per­in­tel­li­gence as a Cause or Cure for Risks of Astro­nom­i­cal Suffering

Kaj_Sotala3 Jan 2018 14:39 UTC
1 point
6 comments1 min readLW link
(www.informatica.si)

S-risks: Why they are the worst ex­is­ten­tial risks, and how to pre­vent them

Kaj_Sotala20 Jun 2017 12:34 UTC
30 points
107 comments1 min readLW link
(foundational-research.org)

Does equa­nim­ity pre­vent nega­tive util­ity?

Chris_Leong11 Jun 2020 7:00 UTC
14 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

“Just Suffer Un­til It Passes”

lionhearted12 Feb 2018 4:01 UTC
82 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

Pre­face to CLR’s Re­search Agenda on Co­op­er­a­tion, Con­flict, and TAI

JesseClifton13 Dec 2019 21:02 UTC
54 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Risk of Mass Hu­man Suffer­ing /​ Ex­tinc­tion due to Cli­mate Emer­gency

willfranks14 Mar 2019 18:32 UTC
4 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

A Thought Ex­per­i­ment on Pain as a Mo­ral Disvalue

Wei_Dai11 Mar 2011 7:56 UTC
23 points
43 comments2 min readLW link

Prevent­ing s-risks via in­dex­i­cal un­cer­tainty, acausal trade and dom­i­na­tion in the multiverse

avturchin27 Sep 2018 10:09 UTC
7 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

You Too Can See Suffering

SquirrelInHell3 Oct 2017 19:46 UTC
4 points
17 comments1 min readLW link
(squirrelinhell.blogspot.com.es)

Richard Dawk­ins on vivi­sec­tion: “But can they suffer?”

XiXiDu4 Jul 2011 16:56 UTC
19 points
49 comments3 min readLW link

Valu­ing Sen­tience: Can They Suffer?

jefftk29 Jul 2013 12:39 UTC
9 points
29 comments1 min readLW link

Mini map of s-risks

turchin8 Jul 2017 12:33 UTC
3 points
34 comments2 min readLW link

From self to crav­ing (three char­ac­ter­is­tics se­ries)

Kaj_Sotala22 May 2020 12:16 UTC
41 points
21 comments11 min readLW link

[Question] Why do you re­ject nega­tive util­i­tar­i­anism?

Teo Ajantaival11 Feb 2019 15:38 UTC
19 points
26 comments1 min readLW link

A Sim­ple Two-Axis Model of Sub­jec­tive States, with Pos­si­ble Ap­pli­ca­tions to Utili­tar­ian Problems

moridinamael2 Jan 2018 18:07 UTC
7 points
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The Dilemma of Worse Than Death Scenarios

arkaeik10 Jul 2018 9:18 UTC
6 points
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The mys­tery of pain and pleasure

johnsonmx1 Mar 2015 19:47 UTC
5 points
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Is skil­led hunt­ing un­eth­i­cal?

elephantiskon17 Feb 2018 18:48 UTC
6 points
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Why would evolu­tion fa­vor more bad?

KatjaGrace6 Oct 2013 18:26 UTC
1 point
0 comments3 min readLW link

Antiantinatalism

Jacob Falkovich9 Feb 2018 16:49 UTC
3 points
4 comments5 min readLW link

‘The Bat­tle for Com­pas­sion’: ethics in a world of ac­cel­er­at­ing change

lukeprog11 Sep 2011 12:54 UTC
5 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

28 so­cial psy­chol­ogy stud­ies from *Ex­per­i­ments With Peo­ple* (Frey & Gregg, 2017)

Yuxi_Liu16 Jun 2019 2:23 UTC
12 points
1 comment26 min readLW link

[Question] If some­one you loved was ex­pe­rienc­ing un­remit­ting suffer­ing (re­lated to a con­stel­la­tion of multi-di­men­sional fac­tors and pro­cesses, those of which in­clude anoma­lous states of con­scious­ness and an ia­tro­genic men­tal health sys­tem), what would you think and what would you do?

Sara C3 Jul 2020 21:02 UTC
19 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

Emo­tional valence vs RL re­ward: a video game analogy

Steven Byrnes3 Sep 2020 15:28 UTC
11 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

Many of us *are* hit with a base­ball once a month.

Alexandros22 Dec 2010 17:56 UTC
56 points
31 comments1 min readLW link

Pain

Alicorn2 Aug 2009 19:12 UTC
45 points
200 comments2 min readLW link

The­o­ries of Pain

mingyuan26 Aug 2018 22:05 UTC
34 points
10 comments9 min readLW link

How to Deal with De­pres­sion—The Meta Layers

ShannonFriedman26 Oct 2012 18:44 UTC
37 points
74 comments2 min readLW link

A cog­ni­tive in­ter­ven­tion for wrist pain

rmoehn17 Mar 2019 5:26 UTC
26 points
22 comments6 min readLW link

Peanut Butter

Jacob Falkovich3 Dec 2018 19:30 UTC
28 points
3 comments12 min readLW link

Aella on Ra­tion­al­ity and the Void

Jacob Falkovich31 Oct 2019 21:40 UTC
27 points
8 comments15 min readLW link

Con­trived in­finite-tor­ture sce­nar­ios: July 2010

PlaidX23 Jul 2010 23:54 UTC
31 points
199 comments1 min readLW link

On dol­lars, util­ity, and crack cocaine

PhilGoetz4 Apr 2009 0:00 UTC
16 points
100 comments2 min readLW link

Is masochism nec­es­sary?

PhilGoetz10 Apr 2009 23:48 UTC
9 points
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TED Talks for Less Wrong

Cyan2 May 2009 3:32 UTC
15 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

AI Align­ment, Philo­soph­i­cal Plu­ral­ism, and the Rele­vance of Non-Western Philosophy

xuan1 Jan 2021 0:08 UTC
28 points
19 comments20 min readLW link

[Question] How is re­in­force­ment learn­ing pos­si­ble in non-sen­tient agents?

SomeoneKind5 Jan 2021 20:57 UTC
3 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Short, Ex­treme, For­got­ten Tor­ture vs Death

burrito7 Feb 2021 9:31 UTC
3 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Suffer­ing-Fo­cused Ethics in the In­finite Uni­verse. How can we re­deem our­selves if Mul­ti­verse Im­mor­tal­ity is real and sub­jec­tive death is im­pos­si­ble.

Szymon Kucharski24 Feb 2021 21:02 UTC
−6 points
4 comments70 min readLW link
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