Re: MEMETICS: The Triumph of Reason

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 21:46:59 -0600

[Eliezer Yudkowsky]
>I've always thought that there's probably a sizable amount of
>personality duplication going on; maybe no more than a million or two
>unique belief systems.

[Robin Hanson]
> But why would there be only 1M points in belief space,
> a space defined finely enough to specific laundry preferences?

[Mitchell Porter]
> All you need are 33 binary degrees of freedom of belief, and then there
> are more points in belief space than there are human beings.

[I reply:]
Inhabited points! Only a million unique *inhabited* points!

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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