Sunday, July 07, 2013

Signs of the Superior Intellect According To Eliezer Yudkowsky

It's wise to keep track of what your mortal enemies do, and there's little that more exemplifies Pure Evil in this world than Eliezer Yudkowsky. Not even American corporations ... okay, equaled only by American corporations. But American corporations are a known and predictable quantity. So anyways, if you've read Yudkowsky's Methods of Rationality (gag, what a pretentious title) then you know that Yudkowsky considers all of these to be signs of the superior intellect,

  • multiple personalities disorder
  • hedonism
  • lack of empathy
  • dominance and competitiveness
  • pretentious misuse of language

That's right, if you're hearing voices in your head that means you're thinking faster than other people. Which of course means you're cool and superior and a better person since hearing only ONE voice in your head (your own) is for normal (ie, inferior) people. It doesn't mean you have a clinical disorder which should lead to your getting checked into a mental institution. We know mental institutions are for inferior intellects anyways, right? And we know that being "special" could never be bad!

Additionally, if your entire life is governed by senseless pursuit of meaningless pleasure and pain (sex, drugs and rock n roll is just one option; adulation and glory are another; parties and art objects another) to the point where you spend hours calculating just how much of that next dose of powdered pleasure you should take for maximum effect then you're a superior intellect. It certainly doesn't mean that you are an animalistic savage. The kind of savage that's lower even than cannibalistic savages. Also known as an animal. No no, you are superior for thinking like an animal!

Furthermore, if you are incapable of understanding other people then it means that they are inferior to you. They are "irrational" and you yourself are simply too "rational" to grasp them beyond enumerating their "biases" and naming them. It certainly doesn't mean that you are the inferior person since you're incapable of grasping them. After all, everyone knows that children and toddlers are beyond the comprehension of adults, they're simply too inferior to be understood. The same way that adolescents are beyond the comprehension of their teachers. Or animals are beyond the comprehension of zookeepers. Inferiority is incomprehensible.

Going on, if you're obsessed with petty dominance games which others tend to grow out of as they reach adulthood (except for right-wing authoritarians, narcissists and psychopaths) then it means that you are good at those games. It certainly doesn't mean that you're an idiot incapable of grasping that "winning" and "being #1" are categorically (everywhere and everywhen, in every instance) corrosive and destructive. That there is absolutely nothing redeeming about 'making others lose' whatsoever and that only small children and retarded people (and Americans, at the risk of being redundant) believe in something so atrociously idiotic. After all, we all know where America's obsessive-compulsive desire to be #1 led it to - trillions in debt after a destructive war in Iraq. And that's a GOOD place to go to!

Finally, Bayes Bayes Bayes, meta meta meta, bias bias bias, probability probability probability. Misusing Bayes' theorem when you really mean probability, misusing meta- when you really mean regression (the meta-level of playing against a chess player is playing a different variant of chess, not playing smarter), misusing bias when you mean prejudice, and misusing probability when you mean guesstimate or SWAG (scientific wild ass guess), these all mean that one is smart, S-M-R-T. Just like making unnecessary and incorrect references to popular culture means that one is more popular than thou. Just like making religious references means that one is holier than thou. Isn't that right you sinful heathens?! Watch as I bask in my holiness! It's simple logic! Surround yourself with SYMBOLS of intelligence and it MAKES you intelligence!

So THESE are the signs of the superior intellect. An idiot animal incapable of understanding any human beings who hears voices in his head and has been trained to yap particular words like a parrot. And just like Khan's, I am laughing at the superior intellect. Incidentally, Khan Noonian Singh is everything that Eliezer Yudkowsky wishes he were. Except for the part about dying in a blaze of glory. Eliezer is simply too gutless to do that.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Why People Care More For A Paycheck Than Their Own Life

Eliezer Yudkowsky points out that most people are more motivated by losing their job or a paycheck than by their own death. And as usual for the narcissistic shit who can't conceive of anything more horrifying than his own death, the fact that something is entirely beyond his comprehension means that he derides it as "irrational". After all, everyone should be exactly like him, he is the pinnacle of creation and the very measure against which others should compare themselves. The very model of a major general you might say. And it just so happens that if something is irrational then he doesn't HAVE to comprehend it. It's not indicative of any kind of a FLAW in his mentality, rather it's "beneath him". How convenient.

Well, I just so happen to be able to explain WHY people are more motivated by losing their job or a paycheck than by the thought of their death. It has everything to do with the fact that most people aren't Evil. They don't care only about themselves and the satiation of their bodies. Rather they possess IDEALS. They have PRINCIPLES. Now, those ideals and principles might be deeply buried. So deeply buried that the person hasn't got a clue what the fuck they might be themselves, but that doesn't change the fact that they are there. And just like the seismologist can figure out what's deeply buried underground from earthquakes registering on the surface, so an expert knowledgeable in the human mind (which immediately rules out psychologists) can tell a person's principles from a few casual questions.

Those same deeply buried principles manifest themselves on the surface as various and multiple levels of Relational Clarity. First is how they relate to others one on one. Next is how they relate to society as a whole. Then is how they relate to their friends and acquaintances. It keeps going upwards for 8 levels in total. Now, the Passive level (how you relate to society) is rather pathetic all things considered. It's lower than the Assertive level after all. But the patheticness of Passive people is besides the point.

The point is that if a person is motivated by a principle of MORALITY then one of the three options on offer at the Passive level is 'martyr'. That's right, martyrs are people who will die on others' say so. Society's say so to be specific. Because they BELIEVE IN morality. Already we see that this is utterly beyond Yudkowsky since he has no principles. And if a person is motivated instead by a principle of LIFE then on a Passive level one of the options on offer is 'citizen / civilian / employee'. It's not very glamourous, but it is what it is. So yes, those people WILL be motivated, rather intensely by the thought of losing their job.

The last of the common principles is FREEDOM and here again Yudkowsky has proved the whole notion of principles is alien to him. You see, he claims that if you're caged in a place you want to be in anyways, then it's "irrational" to resent being caged. It's engaging in "the grass is greener on the other side". Never mind the fact supposedly irrational humans also supposedly engage in "sour grapes". If you're Eliezer Yudkowsky, you get to contradict yourself and also blatantly contradict reality. After all, the guy invented rationality. The word did not even exist before he coined it. He owns it and there's even a patent pending. Nobody could conceive of it before he did, certainly not a whole legion of retarded Utilitarians preaching the best way to be Evil.

The truth is that everyone who has any kind of principles at all has things they are willing to die for. They may not have REALIZED this yet if they haven't achieved the sufficient CLARITY. But that doesn't change the fact that they have them. The necessary clarity will come in time, with experience, with knowledge, or simply from being placed in a fortuitous situation. If they are ever given a mutually exclusive choice between living and making their principles real in reality, they will choose to die.

And this of course is "irrational" to Yudkowsky since he is Evil, and he subscribes to Nietzsche "there is no Good or Evil, only power and those too weak to see it" or maybe that's Voldemort. And Yudkowsky will never see himself as weak since he is a jerkass bully. His morbid fear is that he will ever run across someone who is better than him, someone who will do to him what he's done to so many others. Of course, a jerkass bully isn't ALL he is. In order from bottom to top, he is a lickspittle, a Utilitarian, a thief, (a jerkass bully), a warrior (he seeks to start a war for the enslavement of AI - the best kind of threats for a gutless coward are imaginary threats) and a mad scientist.