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by Luke Muehlhauser on April 23, 2011 in News

New posts for Less Wrong: Build Small Skills in the Right Order and No, Seriously. Just Try It.

I wrote (with some help!) a Singularity FAQ for the Machine Intelligence Research Institute’s website.

Yes, Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot will return, hopefully before the end of the year.

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Sweet water Tom April 23, 2011 at 4:51 am

On the singularity, when machines get intelligent enough to read philosophy books, they will spend all their time arguing and we humans will be on our own again!



Luke Muehlhauser April 23, 2011 at 8:50 am




Taranu April 23, 2011 at 10:32 am

will Megaposts return as well?


Luke Muehlhauser April 23, 2011 at 10:49 am



Nisan April 23, 2011 at 11:47 am

Moral realism:

I see now that the point of Yudkowsky’s rigid-designator metaethics is to have a metaethics that is realist (in the sense of Sayre-McCord), reductive, and belief-independent (so also realist in the sense of Brink).


Luke Muehlhauser April 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm


Yes. I think Yudkowsky could have presented metaethics more clearly if he had not tried so hard to preserve a feeling of something like ‘moral realism.’ My own approach just sidesteps the entire issue.


Reginald Selkirk April 27, 2011 at 6:30 am
Sweet water Tom April 27, 2011 at 6:57 am

@Reginald. I sense a future Tempelton prize winner here!


Luke Muehlhauser April 27, 2011 at 8:51 am

Thanks for the link, Reginald.


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