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Orgasmium is a homogeneous substance with a limited consciousness, which is in a constant state of supreme bliss. An AI programmed to "maximize happiness" may simply tile the universe with orgasmium. Some who believe this consider it a good thing; others do not. Those who do not, use its undesirability to argue that not all terminal values reduce to "happiness" or some simple analogue.
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'''Orgasmium''' is a homogeneous substance with limited consciousness, which is in a constant state of supreme bliss. An AI programmed to "maximize happiness" might simply tile the universe with orgasmium. Some who believe this consider it a good thing; others do not. Those who do not, use its undesirability to argue that not all terminal values reduce to "happiness" or some simple analogue.
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/wv/prolegomena_to_a_theory_of_fun/ Prolegomena to a Theory of Fun]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/xr/in_praise_of_boredom/ In Praise of Boredom]
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==See also==
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*[[Fun theory]]
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*[[Complexity of value]]
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*[[Utilitronium]]

Revision as of 03:20, 20 January 2011

Orgasmium is a homogeneous substance with limited consciousness, which is in a constant state of supreme bliss. An AI programmed to "maximize happiness" might simply tile the universe with orgasmium. Some who believe this consider it a good thing; others do not. Those who do not, use its undesirability to argue that not all terminal values reduce to "happiness" or some simple analogue.

Blog posts

See also