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This number can be depicted as the angle directing a vector in complex plane.
As long as a system doesn't cover the whole universe, it must be a part of a bigger system. So, we can use the terminal goal of this bigger system as the reference to measure the goal alignment of its subsystems.
Another possibility is that we already extinct before any of above cases happens. It would means that everything that we have done become useless.
11:45 Unlike philosophers who are extremely patient people, they can discuss something for thousands of years without reaching any agreement and they are fine with that, the engineers won't wait. And even if the engineers are willing to wait, the investors behind them won't wait.
An interstellar or intergalactic civilization will have to deal with communication and transportation problems. Interactions among different stellar or galactic systems can't happen in real time. We will have limited bandwidth and big latency problems. The solutions must contain decentralisation or localization of resources, akin to edge computing I've mentioned in another thread. Local problems are better solved locally. Global problems are better solved globally. Universal problems are better solved universally.
The people that are easiest to manipulate are the people who believe in free will, and will simply identify with whatever thought or desire pops up in their mind because they cannot even imagine that this desire is not a result of my free will, it is the result of some external manipulation.
In some languages, as well as many branches of math, a double negative can yield a positive result. Enemy of our enemy is our friend. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Valkyriehttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/20_July_plotThe conspirators of 20 July plot have opposite alignment with Nazi government, which in turn has opposite alignment with global civilization.
Quote from: hamdani yusuf on 02/05/2021 23:23:10Another possibility is that we already extinct before any of above cases happens. It would means that everything that we have done become useless.It seems like nihilists have taken this almost worst case scenario for granted. They were unable to think of possibilities for better cases I mentioned previously.
Our efforts to achieve our goals are evaluated by their effectiveness and efficiency. An effort is said to be effective if doing it can get us closer to our goal, compared to if it's not done. An effort is said to be efficient if most resources we put into it are actually used to achieve our goals, and least of them are wasted without added value.
Quote from: hamdani yusuf on 03/05/2021 04:59:22Quote from: hamdani yusuf on 02/05/2021 23:23:10Another possibility is that we already extinct before any of above cases happens. It would means that everything that we have done become useless.It seems like nihilists have taken this almost worst case scenario for granted. They were unable to think of possibilities for better cases I mentioned previously.Before continuing on instrumental goal, I'd like to share a discussion about nihilism.//www.youtube.com/watch?v=58lKcxs1FUgShould We All Be Nihilists? (Feat. Rationality Rules and Rachel Oates)
I haven't read any of your blog here, I just was noticing that you seem to be having an involved discussion with yourself. Kind of strange and pointless. Anyway, sorry to interrupt, I will let you get back to you and yourself having your little talk.
Perhaps you haven't found any point here precisely because you haven't read it yet. In which case I can only suggest you to start reading it.
Efficiency is usually expressed as ratio. 100% means 0 resource is wasted, while 0% means nothing but wastes.There is 1 common mistake we often make, which is not treating time as a valuable resource. It tends to make us overestimate the efficiency of our efforts.
Qin Shi Huang drank mercury, thinking it would give him eternal life. Hugely ambitious, Qin Shi Huang sought eternal life. He dispatched a minister overseas, never to return, in search of a magic potion.