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Taking the '''outside view''' means reasoning in [[far mode]] in cases where one would ordinarily use [[near mode]] thinking. It's a solution to the [[planning fallacy]], and is generally useful in cases where details are selectively unavailable or impossible to make use of in an unbiased way.
 
Taking the '''outside view''' means reasoning in [[far mode]] in cases where one would ordinarily use [[near mode]] thinking. It's a solution to the [[planning fallacy]], and is generally useful in cases where details are selectively unavailable or impossible to make use of in an unbiased way.
  
==Related concepts==
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jg/planning_fallacy/ Planning Fallacy]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ri/the_outside_views_domain/ The Outside View's Domain]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/vz/the_weak_inside_view/ The Weak Inside View]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/rj/surface_analogies_and_deep_causes/ Surface Analogies and Deep Causes]
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==See also==
  
 
*[[Planning fallacy]]
 
*[[Planning fallacy]]
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*[[Connotation]], [[Absurdity heuristic]]
 
*[[Connotation]], [[Absurdity heuristic]]
 
*[[Arguing by analogy]]
 
*[[Arguing by analogy]]
 
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*[[Intelligence explosion]], [[The Hanson-Yudkowsky AI-Foom Debate]]
==Blog posts==
 
 
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jg/planning_fallacy/ Planning Fallacy]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/rj/surface_analogies_and_deep_causes/ Surface Analogies and Deep Causes]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 23:16, 8 January 2010

Taking the outside view means reasoning in far mode in cases where one would ordinarily use near mode thinking. It's a solution to the planning fallacy, and is generally useful in cases where details are selectively unavailable or impossible to make use of in an unbiased way.

Blog posts

See also