Re: Singularity Fun Theory (was: Ethical basics)

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Fri Jan 25 2002 - 23:58:44 MST

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:

> How much fun is there in the universe?
> What is the relation of available fun to intelligence?
> What kind of emotional architecture is necessary to have fun?
> Will eternal life be boring?
> Will we ever run out of fun?
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

These are things I have pondered. In a post singularity world,
I suppose our most valued activity will be finding ways to
entertain each other and creating fun.

Eliezer's questions will all go on my list of things I do not know.
I created just such a list once. I put it in Excel so I could have
sorting capability. Then I sorted the list from the most interesting
to the least interesting. But then the item at the bottom of the list
was now interesting since it was the record holder for the most boring
topic I knew not. So that moved it up on the list of things I know
not, but that caused a new item to be on the bottom of the list,
and so that item became interesting by being the new least interesting
thing I knew not, and so on. I kept at this for some time, I dont
even know how long. So I had to add that to the list too, but then
I didn't know where it fit in the list as far as the interesting to
not interesting scale, so I had to add that to the list too. And so on.
This list of thing I do not know has grown long.


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