Re: ESSAY: Goal Preservation

From: Philip Goetz (
Date: Mon Jul 31 2006 - 15:45:48 MDT

On 7/24/06, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <> wrote:
> The normative way to do this is utility functions that specify tradeoffs
> between commensurable goals. The human idiom is more complex; I think
> these days it goes by the name of "aspiration adaptation", which
> involves tweaking your goal-parts one at a time through qualitative
> brackets, which does not require that goal-parts be commensurable.

What's a qualitative bracket?

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