It’s easier to see if you think of them as coherence and attunement tests.
Acting as if a 40% success rate is low for something declared to be very difficult seems weird.
Not an actual answer but Naruto fanfics are often about exploiting shadow clones and can be highly entertaining. Time Braid and The Waves Arisen in particular.
Utilitarians code as defectors to normal people for good reason.
also the EU wants you to be deficient and therefore in this pandemic specifically, wants you to die. No one is getting to sufficient d status on 200iu pills. I take 5k a day.
my understanding is 60-100k iu on day one then booster shots of 30-50k iu twice more separated by several days. (have to convert from the injection amounts to d3)
Probably there’s a happy medium here that is better than my current attitude.
There’s a false frontier here between security and insecurity. Prioritization is contingent on where you are standing rather than being some global variable, so judging people on the basis of their response to a particular subject at a particular time is fundamental attribution error.
More broadly, secure people don’t feel superior to the other people in the convo, they are okay with being at a variety of different skill levels on a variety of different dimensions. To such a person a person who is worse along a particular line might be an opportunity to help someone out, and another person being better is an opportunity to pump someone for valuable knowledge.
This sounds like criticism, but I’m writing it because I really like the post. Enough to quote it and broadcast it on FB. If I didn’t I wouldn’t bother. And I think this is the invisible dark matter of criticism, we don’t get to see the criticism that we failed to incentivize.
A classic soticism technique is to think about what ill-fortune might befall you, so that if it actually happens it won’t stress you out quite so badly. In the spirit of that, consider that the FDA will probably tell people that the correct dose of vitamin D is far too dangerous and must be left in the hands of doctors once you’re already extremely ill, rather than at the time it might actually prevent you from developing severe symptoms at all.
I’ve personally started laying the groundwork with friends and family that no, 10 pills of vitamin D really won’t kill you so that if the time comes and they are having symptoms hopefully it will have sunk in enough. You don’t want to try to convince people of something new once they’re already scared and stressed out.
In Buddhist psychology, the realm whose primary flavor is victimhood is referred to as either the hell realm or the demon realm and it is the lowest of the 6 realms. This is both because of how terrible it is for the people who live there and how hard it is to escape. To illustrate this, one of the things said of the hell realm is that none of the gates are actually locked. It’s the way the hell realm shapes attention away from the gates or convinces you that they’re a trick that keeps you in. Trying to help people who are deep in this can be extremely difficult due to this self sealing nature. For more I highly recommend the relevant chapter (4 or 5 IIRC) from Opening the Heart of Compassion (pdf).
Communication under adversarial conditions? i.e. you expect noise with an incentive to ape signal.
The most meta low hanging fruit I am aware of sounds simple but is hard:
Do one thing at a time
Do it deliberately and completely
When you are finished and switching tasks, pause to consider and notice things
Sometimes make the one thing you are doing nothing.
Cheap kalimbas are actually fairly unpleasant to play and produce a pretty tinny sound because they are small and the keys are stiff. If you want a cheap small instrument to play with I’d recommend a hang drum or mini keyboard.
Eventually, it’s no longer a dystopia at all.
From my perspective
1. This has already happened
2. It’s still dystopian
I believe the west has set itself up with an impossible metaphysics. Make available to everyone the benefits that accrue to high trust networks.
I found these three papers highly useful, especially the first one
1. Statistical physics of human cooperation
2. Evolutionary dynamics of group interactions on structured populations: a review
3. Understanding and Addressing Cultural Variation in Costly Antisocial Punishment
What this means is that two such agents with incompatible notions of fairness can’t get all the way to the Pareto frontier, but the closer their notions of fairness are to each other, the closer they can get.
this is helpful for clarifying some thoughts. Thanks.
most collective action problems are bargaining problems.
I came to this conclusion and the nice thing about it is that it collapses a bunch of problems into the signaling landscape problem. (I don’t know if there’s an academic term for the prevailing state of the signaling landscape at a given time). The frustrating thing about the signaling landscape is that there’s a lot of security through obscurity (eg shibboleths).
Type theory for utility hypothesis: there are a certain distinct (small) number of pathways in the body that cause physical good feelings. Map those plus the location, duration, intensity, and frequency dimensions and you start to have comparability. This doesn’t solve the motivation/meaning structures built on top of those pathways which have more degrees of freedom, but it’s still a start. Also, those more complicated things built on top might just be scalar weightings and not change the dimensionality of the space.
Trying to summarize your current beliefs (harder than it looks) is one of the best way to have very novel new thoughts IME.
I wish there was more boggling at simple things like this posted to the internet.
Sounds similar to Noether’s Theorem in some ways when you take that theorem philosophically and not just mathematically.