Re: Cryonics/Nanotech Skepticism (Was: Schindler's List)

J. Maxwell Legg (
Sat, 15 Aug 1998 14:47:01 +1200

Robin Hanson wrote:

> It's irrational for the mind cores to agree to disagree about the rationality
> of either of their modules.
> This suggests that the sort of irrationality needed here must be very
> deep; there can't be a rational but dumb part of you that considers
> whether parts of you are irrational.

What I think you should be saying is that there is an inability to make the measurements of irrationality because of the secretive person's unwillingness to be measured. But what they don't realize is that they can be second guessed by another being put in their shoes, as it were with undeniable plausibility. This is why when using a tool like my Ingrid system, one finds it hard to rope people into thinking in grids. Distributed intelligence is harder to kick start than a mexican wave. But is can happen.