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About the fake reviews, amazon should immediately ban such sellers. I got one stupid product and i regret spending 2k INR on that. It doesn’t work at all. And people out there were like raving about it.
I add my agreement to Sharif's worries. Longtermism is a poorly conceived concept. One doesn't starve the present in order to feed a future that may never come to pass. We cannot predict future states of affairs in a complex phenomena like human society even ten years out, much less one hundred years, and a thousand years out is beyond the predictive power of even concatenated exascale computers. So to take resources from the present's limitrd supply to address illnesses that may never arise whether we tend to them or not, is sheer folly.
Great to have you back. Good luck with the new job!. btw, I hope you are aware of all the negative criticism of 'longtermism'. This is not the the type of philosophy we need now. You can see a short summary here (https://sadnewsletter.substack.com/p/long-term-vs-longtermism).
Welcome back Rishi! There are times when you need to focus on other things, to preserve energy for another.
Good to see you back Rishi! I missed your work.
That color perception gedanken experiment is fascinating. A very interesting thought experiment on machine intelligence is Searle's Chinese Room
Some reviews are paid, you simply write a positive review from the table and get paid. You won't even try the product and get paid for the review. Amazon won't do anything about it. The only option is to write a buyer review.