87 – Degrees of Freedom

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We discuss Sarah Constantin’s recent post Degrees of Freedom, addressing where optimization and free-will conflict.

Mentioned in this episode:

The parable of The Whispering Earring

The Transporter Argument

Our episode about Desirism with Alonzo Fyfe

Eneasz’s Classic WoW guild – The Tail End (US – Alliance – PvE, eventually raiding Sun/Mon 9-12EST)

Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast… and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Universal Fire — Also, you can hear Eneasz’s reading of the full post here

Universal Law

Think Like Reality

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Beware the Unsurprised

The Third Alternative

Third Alternatives for Afterlife-ism


Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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