Where and How Civilizations Get StuckBook - 2017
When should you think that you may be able to do something unusually well?If you're trying to advance a scientific field - or start the next Facebook - or just get a really good deal buying cheap electronics from Hong Kong - then it's important that you have a sober understanding of your competencies, and the competencies of others. The story only ends there, however, if you're fortunate enough to live in an adequate civilization.Inadequate Equilibria is a sharp and lively guidebook for anyone questioning when and how they can know better, and do better, than the status quo. Freely mixing debates on the foundations of rational decision-making with tips for everyday life, Eliezer Yudkowsky explores the central question of when we can (and can't) expect to spot systemic inefficiencies and opportunities to "beat the market."
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Machine Intelligence Research Institute, 2017
ISBN: 9781939311221 (paperback)
Branch Call Number: 153.83 YUD
Characteristics: viii, 167 pages ; 23 cm