A cached thought is an answer that was arrived at by recalling the old conclusion, rather than performing the reasoning from scratch.
What is generally called common sense is more or less a collection of cached thoughts.
- Groupthink, Information cascade
- Status quo bias
- Semantic stopsign, Separate magisteria
- Rationalist taboo
- How to Seem (and Be) Deep by Eliezer Yudkowsky - Just find ways of violating cached expectations.
- The Virtue of Narrowness and Original Seeing by Eliezer Yudkowsky - One way to fight cached patterns of thought is to focus on precise concepts.
- Cached Procrastination by jimrandomh
- Cached Selves by Anna Salamon and Steve Rayhawk