Re: Eliezer at 18

Anders Sandberg (
12 Sep 1997 22:47:15 +0200

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> writes:

> The truth is, there have been enough milestones in my life - winding up in
> your book, for example - that I see no reason to make a big deal out of an
> arbitrary number of solar rotations.

Very true. I have noticed that more interesting things happen every month
now than it happened during whole years of my childhood (of course, I
didn't see it like that then), so rotations about the sun doesn't say
much. Maybe one should have something like proper time in relativity,
"proper mental age" (this may be relevant to your ethics paper?).

Anyway, congratulations to your non-milestone anyway!

As for myself, I have decided that dividing my life into 25-year modules
seems to be convenient. The previous module was directed towards getting
skills and experience, this module is intended to apply them according
to my goals. The next will likely be about reaping the benefits from
the current. Beyond that I have not yet laid down any plans, I'll will
probably find a natural continuation in time.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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