Re @SamoBurja Speaking of technological progress hitting limits, am I the only one that finds it hard to give a damn about 5G because the internet is already fast enough?

(yes I know industrial applications etc, but the impact from the next 100x seems much smaller than from the last 100x) twitter.com/VitalikButerin/sta

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Re @rafasashi So then the universe is an algorithm being run over and over again.

Or is intentionality ("procedure to solve logical and mathematical problems") really important? But if so, what about algorithms whose purpose is to generate art? twitter.com/VitalikButerin/sta

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All the replies that are bringing up uncertainty are IMO completely missing the point. Even putting aside the debates about whether or not the universe is actually deterministic, an algorithm that relies on random inputs is ultimately still an algorithm.

vitalik.eth: Does living in a universe that runs by laws of physics count as being "governed by an algorithm"?

(I have my own detailed answer to this, but curious what other people's response is)
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Re @hydai_tw @YahsinHuang Github is now owned by Microsoft, which despite all their ethical improvements over the past two decades ultimately is still a company that benefits from maximal copyright enforcement. So I would not be surprised if Github deliberately did not try hard to fight this. twitter.com/VitalikButerin/sta

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Re @arin_spanner @paulg @Austen As an example, imagine a mechanism that's basically a prediction market on judgements given by a panel of randomly selected users (the panel only actually gets called 1/10000 of the time). Optimizing for this mechanism essentially entails optimizing for satisfying the users. twitter.com/VitalikButerin/sta

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Re @paulg @Austen One way to avoid the limitations of a fixed AI is to use incentives and mechanism design, so you incorporate a large amount of motivated human intelligence (including eventually a satellite industry of third party AIs) into generating the outputs. twitter.com/VitalikButerin/sta

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Re @mwiyas Though on second thought, biology particularly may well be the more useful level of abstraction to think about in a lot of cases; after all, natural selection is the algorithm that most directly produced us! twitter.com/VitalikButerin/sta

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Never thought I'd hear that name again! Feels like it's been over 10 years since one of the major subplots of the internet was them suing people for hundreds of thousands of dollars for up/down-loading a few songs (eg.

Parker Higgins: Holy cow, the RIAA has gotten youtube-dl taken off Github. DMCA notice:
github.com/github/dmca/blob/ma twitter.com/VitalikButerin/sta

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Re @YahsinHuang @gitcoin They were the Main Villain Of The Internet back in the 2000s when there were few problems in the world and internet geeks were focused on the harms of overly strict copyright. They would sue people for very high amounts for up/down-loading a few songs:

wired.com/2007/11/riaa-demands twitter.com/VitalikButerin/sta

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Does living in a universe that runs by laws of physics count as being "governed by an algorithm"?

(I have my own detailed answer to this, but curious what other people's response is) twitter.com/VitalikButerin/sta

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recommended reading "A rollup-centric ethereum roadmap" from @VitalikButerin

regarding ecosystem development, a friend contended this evening: it is probably easier to move up layers than to migrate to non-EVM L1s.

thoughts? what's your fav roll-up? ethereum-magicians.org/t/a-rol twitter.com/ofnumbers/status/1

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If you are at least 13% “quadratic freelancer" - someone directly funded by donations boosted by quadratic matching subsidies - pls side into my DMs.

I’m planning @gitcoin grants round 8, & want to untangle how to get you to 💯 %

RT for visibility pls 📢 twitter.com/owocki/status/1315

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Re @socrates1024 >>> (1012020).to_bytes(3, 'little')
b'4q\x0f'

> 4q ... 0f

I see through your cleverly hidden small-blocker dog whistle! Don't you dare tell me to fork off like that, Bitcoin Sodium Fluoride is the real Bitcoin and always will be. twitter.com/VitalikButerin/sta

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Re @robinhanson It seems superficially similar to Kling's trichotomy? Freedom vs coercion, equality vs oppression, civilization vs barbarism twitter.com/VitalikButerin/sta

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Re @DeanEigenmann @expensify (on a more serious note, I'm actually inclined to forgive this one; compared to all the actually serious violations of all kinds of norms currently flying all over the place, one email is quite mild for what the CEO likely sincerely thinks is an unusually important election) twitter.com/VitalikButerin/sta

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Re @DeanEigenmann @expensify My passport is registered with the authorities of the Canada area of the United States, is there a voting guide for me? twitter.com/VitalikButerin/sta

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Re @gtklocker @BobSummerwill @ETCCooperative @InputOutputHK (This is assuming a sensible implementation that treats all chains received within a few minutes of you reappearing online after a while as deserving the same priority level) twitter.com/VitalikButerin/sta

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