From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri May 30 2003 - 15:27:29 MDT
Robin Lee Powell wrote:
> On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 03:54:12PM -0600, Barkley Vowk wrote:
>>I think they have a word for what your condition, If I'm not
>>mistaken it is "paranoia". Some people worry about actual things
>>coming to get them, you've created a little dream world where
>>future bad things are coming to get you, you have a gifted
> Recent studies have shown that depressed people have a much better
> ability to accurately predict future outcomes (i.e., "pessimism" is
> much more accurate in practice than any other state).
As Barkley Vowk no longer has the ability to respond, I do not believe it
would be fair to go on arguing with him.
Incidentally, the above is known as "depressive realism" (not a
particularly recent discovery).
-- Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://intelligence.org/ Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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