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A possibly better analogy for the filter bubble would be a *thick fog*: you look at someone nearby and think “here's a person mostly in the clear”; you look at someone further away and think “there's a person standing clueless in the fog, likely not seeing much around”; and you look even further away and see no one there.
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The words “terrific” and “terrifying” still feel too alike to me; as are the words “swell” and “swollen”.
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“Connie Weaver, professor of nutrition science at Purdue University, told me that people should eat “the most nutrient-dense foods, regardless of degree of processing.” When I asked for examples of nutrient-dense foods that are highly processed, she listed wine, cheese and bread. Although I plan to make a meal of Weaver’s advice as soon as the sun passes the yardarm, I don’t think those are the foods people think of when they hear “processed.””
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“And like any explanation worth a damn, it doesn't have any summary that will fit on a bumper sticker.”+Yonatan Zunger (apparently)
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Anything fits on a bumper sticker if you use a small enough font. :)
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The idea of (agent-caring-about-external-world)-ness appears to have some properties of (piously-defending)-ness. Intriguing.

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Uninvented and undeveloped: point cloud approximation of future event-paths with decision-plan changing and re-sampling.
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Making a 20:30 alarm clock reminder: “Prepare to dine, human!”
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Placing things in your home and then finding them is potentially equivalent to playing a Schelling-point game with yourself.

Also, there is Schelling point games somewhere in choosing wording in any communication. Or in building up the context outside of communication.
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“You can’t sell someone the solution before they’ve bought the problem.

Smart people can invent solutions to problems folks actually do have but don’t know it yet. These solutions are usually doomed. This ties in with the whole You Can’t Tell People Anything principle. It is nearly impossible to solve a problem for someone if they don’t believe they have the problem, even if they really, really do.”
( http://habitatchronicles.com/2006/12/smart-people-can-rationalize-anything/   http://habitatchronicles.com/2004/04/you-cant-tell-people-anything/ )
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It appears that people's thinking in usually limited not by plausibility of hypotheses, not by their falsifiability, but by their explainability within the social environment.

If one drops the attempts to make up explanations with clear wording, thinking becomes significantly more efficient.
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Ditto to +Ethan Smith 's comment: “I totally would enjoy comics about the impractical shit that would result from super powers.”
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