Re: Psychedelic singularities (was Test Scores (was Causality))

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Sat, 14 Dec 1996 18:44:53 -0600

Prozac knocked out practically my entire mind. It was a very
frightening experience, but only in retrospect. (In a way that's the
worst part.) I look at the programming work I did during that time and
it's total trash. I'm not sure if I've posted this previously, but I
took one Life-simulation program that I wrote on Prozac (over the course
of days), rewrote it over the course of fifteen minutes, and it ran
twice as fast and took a fourth of the time to modify. This isn't a
boast, it's a lament on how dumbly it was written originally.

Moral: DON'T TAKE PROZAC. That stuff is *evil*.

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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