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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later.Support Elizabeth on Patreon.

5 Comments

  1. Kate
    May 4, 2016 @ 12:42 am

    I read that compulsively even though I probably only half-understood it. Now I must read the entire thing to get the context. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY

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  2. Sean Dillon
    May 4, 2016 @ 4:45 am

    “Depending on your perspective, Yudkowsky either completely misunderstands why this is interesting or understands it too well for his own good. The answer is not, obviously, because this is a pressing issue that requires settling. Rather, it is because the setup is that of a really good science fiction story, and indeed of several classics.”

    Huh. And here I was thinking you didn’t care for Ex Machina.

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    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      May 4, 2016 @ 4:48 am

      I was and am ambivalent about the ending’s ambivalence, but it’ll probably top my Long Form ballot.

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  3. Filthy Liar
    May 4, 2016 @ 9:09 am

    The AI box thing annoys me. How people don’t look at that and come up with their own ways to break it, mind boggling. I know it gets into TDS (which, fuuck that noise) but it’s trivially easy to come up with situations where you’d never open the box.What if you’re both AIs being a favorite. You’d think at that point you’d go on to demolishing the rest of Yud, but no.

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