6 Reasons to Pursue the Building of Hedonium

The relevant features of desirable conscious experience, in my opinion, are very likely to boil down to natural, discrete physics operations. In other words, evolution-derived brains are not the only possible sources of morally-relevant experience. Building experience-machines based on some combination of a manufactured machine and engineered biological life that are morally-relevant seems to be… Continue reading 6 Reasons to Pursue the Building of Hedonium

Narrowing in on Cause X

BLUF: Since we've unsuspectedly committed moral atrocities in the past and do not appear to have 100% solved ethics, our Bayesian prior should be that we are probably committing some sort of moral atrocity today. Since utilitarian axioms dictate that not doing a vast amount of net-good when it's possible to do so is a… Continue reading Narrowing in on Cause X

An Entropic Decision Procedure for Many Worlds Living

Here I describe a plausible decision procedure I discovered for acting in the world if the Many Worlds Interpretation (MWI) of quantum mechanics is true. This idea might sound a bit crazy, but I feel the majority of the craziness comes from the Many Worlds Interpretation, which many physicists smarter than me think is plausibly… Continue reading An Entropic Decision Procedure for Many Worlds Living

A Decision Procedure for Many-Worlds Living

Update: I consider this post to be out-dated and recommend reading a better description of the decision procedure here: https://www.evanward.org/an-entropic-decision-procedure-for-many-worlds-living/ Here, I describe a decision theory that I believe applies to Many-Worlds living that combines principles of quantum mechanical randomness, evolutionary theory, and choice-worthiness. Until someone comes up with a better term for it, I… Continue reading A Decision Procedure for Many-Worlds Living