(retweeting some old posts I think were bangers)
dimwit: people are too lazy, too little is happening
midwit: but if you do too much, you risk running into addictive processes & self-reinforcing loops; credit-assignment is hard and goodharts law looms everywhere
synwit: yet: we see high-variance societies with lots of innovation doing useful & better stuff all the time, look for actions bounded below but not above, if you're good at optimizing you're probably also good at discovering that your optimization has gone haywire, thousand flowers!
I spent 15 minutes showing my wife how to use AutoHotKey to automatically type her office hours schedule into text boxes (since she types that a lot).
Now her idea of date night (grandma takes the kid) is to go to a bar with our laptops and figure out what else about her job we can automate. True love.
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