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Taking the outside view means reasoning in [[far mode|far mode]] in cases where one would ordinarily use [[near mode|near mode]] thinking. It's a solution to the [[planning fallacy|planning fallacy]], and is generally useful in cases where details are selectively unavailable or impossible to make use of in an unbiased way.
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==Summary==
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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.
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==References==
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*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/09/planning-fallac.html Planning Fallacy] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]

Revision as of 10:15, 16 April 2009

Summary

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.

References