Re: Unbounded happiness

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Thu Apr 24 2008 - 19:53:25 MDT

2008/4/25 Matt Mahoney <>:

> I proposed a bound on happiness (or unhappiness) of K(S2|S1), where S1 is the
> state of an intelligence before the reinforcement signal, S2 is the state
> afterwards, and K is Kolmogorov complexity. It is intuitive in that a
> stronger reinforcement signal induces a greater change in mental state (as
> measured by the length of the shortest program that describes the change), and
> that it is not possible to experience happiness without memory. By this
> definition, happiness would be bounded by the complexity of the intelligence.

You can't imagine a state of mindless orgasmic bliss?

Stathis Papaioannou

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