Wow. Was it true 10 years ago.
First I definitely agree that prompt is a powerfully simple technique to start my brain. I just follow its direction and almost automatically creates my own answers, reflecting upon past accumulated experiences or discovering new perspective I haven’t considered before. Sometimes I experience a deep, focused state which is distinguished from my usual time: A prompt triggered my brain to answer and continue answer. My brain was heated as I wrote more, and if I stop, I feel pressure to continue the excited state of writing and thinking. When I read CFAR handbook, there was intuitive side of brain called System 1. I think accessing to system 1 is what is happening above.
This is the technique I have in mind to escape my bad equilibrium when I can’t start work. However, I haven’t been effective yet. In reflection, these prompts and my action being done are not necessarily cause and effect relationship. They can be an association, just happening at the same time without interaction. (Which is just a thought from a moment ago. I don’t have any backup evidences).
Maybe prompt is helpful because it contains viewpoint different from me. But not every sentence is prompt, and not every prompt triggers my actions.
The nature of prompt is filling-in-blank, which is known for killing creativity. Wait, then how could prompting can be a method to pull my creativity? I thought about this for a min, and my conclusion is that filling-in-blank sets a rigid answer when it is not supposed have only one answer, and prompting does exactly opposite, allowing to have any answers at very particular question. Then it made sense to me, because I believe creativity appears when there is a opening context but not closing answers.
Lastly, I went meta and thought about how am I writing this comment, indirectly prompted by your posting. I wanted to make any comment because of the new good heart tokens. I tried other articles first but I had no idea what to tell them. Then I read your article, I had thought about prompting before, and now I am telling my story. I couldn’t stop writing so I definitely had a system 1 moment. Before I open lesswrong.com, I wrote some responses and an email to ask a question. Before I open gmail, I was writing a comment to tell how I started watching one youtuber because he asked us to ask him anything for prize. I quite liked my comment. Right now, I am starting to feel tired even though system didn’t require focus; it was a focus. And you may tell, I feel incoherent of this comment. Wait incoherency???! It prompted me something
Incoherency always appears when I am in system 1, and will be if I use prompting. It is a big obstacle but could be solved by editing and organizing. Sorry, here I won’t. But I am glad I finally explicitly realized my system 1 is usually incoherent.
This work changed my perspective, or prejudice on fanfiction. Now I am leaning toward the art of fanfictions and I credit and thank you for all of this.
I suggest not doing so,trying to complete this exam on your own,
I suggest not doing so,
trying to complete this exam on your own,
I appreciate this. It reminds me the discussions that solved math problems I can’t solve myself, but I worked together and interacted extensively.
O I like these keys. Thank you
I’m not sure I understand the question.
Each time I save progress, vim creates another file. At the end, I have multiple files in addition to the original one. But it seems like it is not supposed to work that way?
p.s. I thought it is going to be foreshadowing after few chapters, but EY writes about it at the end of of this post. And I am surprised again to find my comment at the bottom, haha.
Hi, I downloaded vim for the first time, after reading your post. It is fascinating program, and learning about it is another interesting experience. Now, I have three things to ask you.
Why didn’t you write about [ESC] and [i] keys to turn on and off the [vim mode]? I had no idea but just messing with it, before I can activate these cool shortcuts. Hahaha
I write stuff and save constantly. In Vim, whenever I save, it creates another file ~[filename], over and over again. How do we organize files for vim?
Lastly, how do we paste outside texts to the vim? :p didn’t work.
I just dumped you all these questions, sorry about that, but I appreciate your help much.
Harry again stayed quiet. It had occurred to Harry that there was another obvious way that Lord Voldemort could have avoided his mistake. Something that might perhaps be easier to see given a Muggle upbringing, instead of the wizarding way of looking at things.Harry had not yet decided whether to tell Professor Quirrell about his thought; there were both pros and cons to pointing out that particular error.
Harry again stayed quiet. It had occurred to Harry that there was another obvious way that Lord Voldemort could have avoided his mistake. Something that might perhaps be easier to see given a Muggle upbringing, instead of the wizarding way of looking at things.
Harry had not yet decided whether to tell Professor Quirrell about his thought; there were both pros and cons to pointing out that particular error.
anytime and always, I am here for you
I wish I can see more comments here...it is too good! to not write anything and not talk about. He is terrifying, of course.
Thanks for the reply! but I still want to know more; I am confused with that Internet says it is the plural form of “Mr.”, which isn’t the case here.
ASHLEY: Good evening, Msr. Blaine.BLAINE: Good evening, Msr. Ashley.
ASHLEY: Good evening, Msr. Blaine.
BLAINE: Good evening, Msr. Ashley.
Is this typo? I’ve never heard of “Msr.” however it is used twice as if it is not typo.
That is so much more clear. Thank you
Elon Musk is an interesting person so I liked this simulation too:) Despite this Elon doesn’t know much about himself.
Elon Musk has left chat.
I am confused...so is this an action GPT-3 did? I have no idea if it has an option to quit.
On the other hand, how did you make the simulated Lsusr responses? This simulated Lsusr feels perfectly like you.
Since the simulation interview mentions about cognitive biases, I wonder what kind of bias, or just errors are here. There are several points we are warned again this is fake, but I continue reading and I think it is not me alone who is between entertainment and caution.
I raise my caution because GPT’s responses are limited to the level of making sense. But they make sense greatly. and how just merely making a great sense creates a bias/error? Of course, they are not necessarily fact and we should not believe this writing.
But if it can be only fake, why do we read it? uh...The existence of Fiction will explain.
But if it can be only false, why do we keep repeating ourselves it is fake? …I don’t know really...probably because this piece can be easily confused with the reality. For example, the safe boundary of borrowing EY’s name is disturbing me because he is entirely not related and didn’t approve of this simulation.
Probably I have to question this to low-credit information because I predict the power of GPT will grow the fake news media and because the way GPT will change writing will be there.
Eliezer Yudkowsky: You are killing me. You are killing me. You are killing me.
Lastly, this is terribly vivid, stressing my emotional part, beyond just logical replies.
Just like everyone here, I am very excited to see this new feature, which sounds like a powerful aid I may like a lot!
About the bar of 100 karma, I view it positively for newcomers. I am well below 100 right now, but I feel like to start accumulating karmas after reading this post. It is like, I can aim for goal—definite and doable—and unlock something as if I am playing a video game. So far my experience with Lesswrong was slack—I often stopped reading sequences, writing a post sounded like a distant goal, and commenting was a few time event. This is why I say 100 karma is a definite goal. I can aim at one point.
Would you consider making such milestones on karma or something? It wouldn’t be bad to add more :)
Its stout appearance gave me the impression it will protect me, even at the blast, which my house definitely can’t protect me from haha. Well, it makes sense that concrete will melt in the core of a nuclear explosion. Although I will hide and stay inside the bunker.
The second doom boom is here, and people are buying bunkers again.
Desire to have a bunker would be more universal at that time. I think the customer pool has become much narrower and maniac these days. For example, the government considering building shelters is absurd this time, but they did in the past. On the other hand, the fallout shelters are one of historical features in the 50s-60s.
The difference between bunkers and water is not just the cost
Sorry, I tried to mean when we were in the cold war era, specific to the nuclear disaster. I just wanted to ask what will happen when we need to prep expensive_but_must items. What if water is so expensive already?
This post reminds of fallout shelters during the cold war. It can be the most extreme kind of prepping among common people, and it has been the real thing at that time period.All the news and propaganda could have influenced people’s minds and the market for bunkers and shelters had been pretty big, shaping one of the features of the cold one era. Obviously, buying a bunker is not frequent that much anymore and it failed to have a chance to prove its usefulness; we don’t know if they worked against nuclear bombs.
I have an interesting question, imagine yourself going back to the era, as a middle class. Are you going to buy this bunker? What would be its utility function and satisfying facts?
P.s. oh, I realized this feels like prepping a must-item like water, except that its cost is very very high. If the cost is very high, do we prep the item or not?
ohhh… breaking the second law of thermodynamics...I could have guessed the ending since I am studying thermodynamics this week; I didn’t. I first wondered why Scott is just driving to gloomy endings, these could be better than these(honestly, I felt pathetic to green guy. I want to avoid death as an animal, as meat). Then it was more of fiction than a real life simulation. Also the 8 “prompts” turned out to work as an organic combination nicely. At the end, I really liked this post!