Re: Geddes's 'Moral Perturbation Theory'

From: David Picon Alvarez (
Date: Sat Jun 19 2004 - 13:16:43 MDT

> If you cared about someone's happiness would you put them on
> heroin? I wouldn't, because my model of human beings, based
> on direct and indirect observation, is that in the long run
> heroin use makes humans unhappy. The essence of intelligence
> is a simulation model for predicting the long term effects of
> behaviors. Reinforcement learning algorithms include expicit
> parameters for the relative weighting of short and long term
> values. An intelligent mind with a long-term view will avoid
> satisfying short term values at the expense of long term.

Ok, maybe not the best example, let me put it this way then: how about have
them experience constant pleasure all the time? Do you think that's good
enough? I don't.


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