Re: FAI: Collective Volition

From: Wei Dai (
Date: Wed Jun 02 2004 - 00:40:22 MDT

What does "knew more" mean? For example, the majority of human beings in
existence today do not "know" that humans are the product of biological
evolution. As another example, they believe that their own religious
beliefs are correct and that the religious beliefs of most other people
are incorrect. In trying to extrapolate their true volitions, would you
replace their belief in creationism with belief in evolution? Would you
replace their belief in a particular God with a Bayesian probability
distribution over a wide range of possible gods? If the answer is "yes",
how would you then convince them that the extrapolated volitions is in any
sense *theirs*?

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