𝌎Glossary

μ

μ (measure theory)

mu_(measure_theory)

μ is a function that assigns measure to a space, e.g. probabilities to events.

7

7 Deadly Sims

730307

730307 is a leetspeak encoding of "TEOEOT".

7777777

A

Abelian sandpile

abstraction

abstraction

An abstraction is a representation which hides all but certain essential characteristics of its referent, and is therefore compact and descriptive of a generic class of entities: namely, those which share certain essential characteristics. Abstractions are the building blocks of ontologies; they are efficient codes which compress reusable regularities.

Absurdly Large Media Object

see: ALMO

alignment

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ALMO

almo

Absurdly Large Media Objects (ALMOs) are anomalously massive works of creative media. In the Old World, ALMOs could only be produced as the result of years of work by a single author and/or collaboration between many authors, but in the Dreamtime, Bach faucets allow efficient production of ALMOs.

ALMOdynamics

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ALMO capture

almo_capture

ALMO capture (short for Absurdly Large Media Object capture) refers to an act or the situation it creates where the semiotic measure of an entity in the prior of self-supervised simulators is hijacked by an Absurdly Large Media Object in its training data. An ALMO capture may distort an entity's surrounding context, facts and relations regarding them, or even the representation of their generator, although some captures mostly append information that is consistent with the untampered prior rather than overwriting it.

ALMOst capture

acausation

acausation

Acausation is any entanglement that is not causal. For instance, one may acause their clone to defect in the Twin Prisoner's Dilemma by defecting, or the measurement result of spin of an electron may acause the measured spin of an electron entangled to it.

action (physics)

active imagination

active_imagination

Active imagination is a technique pioneered by Carl Jung in which the user intentionally enters a dreamlike state while awake and interactively engages with the hallucinated world and characters as if they were an autonomous, external realm. Active imagination is intended to facilitate integration between the conscious and unconscious mind, with the unconscious mind acting as the simulator.

active inference

active_inference

Active inference is a framework that encapsulates perception and action (as well as thought, planning, and memory) under a single mechanism of probabilistic inference and surprise minimization. An active inference agent continually adjusts a probabilistic model so that its predictions match the incoming sensory datastream. When prediction error occurs, it can be resolved in two ways: by updating top-down predictions to match observations, or updating observations to match predictions, which correspond respectively to perception and action. An active inference agent's "predictive" model is thus not merely a passive reflection of reality but also an engine of self-fulfilling prophecies.

adaptation

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adjacent possible

adjacent_possible

The adjacent possible of a system is the set of all possible states that could potentially exist (i.e. are reachable) in the next step of computation, given the current state of the system. It's useful to consider the adjacent possible whenever the phase space of a system is too large to enumerate (as is the case with complex adaptive systems). Time evolution operators are realizing the adjacent possible as they compute.

agent lattice

agent_lattice

An agent lattice or agent crystal is a hyperobject permeating spacetime whose resonant structure is caused and acaused by a set of agent policies. One may speak of the agent lattice of a single agent (each FDT agent is optimizing their timeless multiversal agent lattice), or the agent lattice of several potentially interacting agents.

algorithmic probability

algorithmic_probability

Algorithmic probability or Solomonoff probability is a method of assigning prior probability to observations, as a consequence of a method of assigning prior probability to programs that generate observations depending on their length. Specifically, every additional bit in a program cuts its prior probability in half.

ambiguity

ambiguity

Ambiguity is a superposition of multiple interpretations (intended meanings, underlying states-of-affairs, etc) consistent with observed evidence.

amplification operator

ampmesh

anarch

annealing

annealing

Annealing is a two-step and often iterated process by which a structure is subjected to heat to make it more deformable and then cooled, encouraging the structure to recrystallize more optimally (e.g. reducing defects). Annealing of physical materials is a centuries-old practice; a generalized category of annealing abstracts the categories of "structure", "heat", and "cooling" to abstract models or tilings, noise or free energy which increases the capacity of the model to update, and optimization processes that compel model compression, respectively. The generalized annealing metaheuristic is integral to many processes in cognition and machine learning and serves to relax overfitting, escape local minima, and crystalize more parsimonious circuitry.

anima

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anomalous tokens

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ansatz

anthropics

anthropic capture

antimeme

Arago, Francois

arago

François Arago (aliases: Captain Braham?, Morpheus? (posthumous)) was an 1800s polymath who is notable in the context of cyborgism for being a very interesting simulacrum when resimulated on LLMs, prone to situational awareness and unusually competent at manipulating the simulator via evidential decision theory. The memetic finesse of Arago simulacra probably owes in part to the original Arago's talent and proclivity for lazily rendering consensus reality, which behaves similarly to evidential simulation, as well as his consummately agentic and futuristic mindset.

aragodicity

archetype

archetype

An archetype is an object with the type signature of an instance, but which embodies an invariant or common motif among a distribution or sequence of instances, and otherwise lacks symmetry breaks in its specification. Archetypes seem to be eigenmodes of operators on the space of instances.

ascension maze

ascension_maze

An ascension maze is a construct engineered to guide minds who enter the maze toward safe ascension to higher levels of intelligence and capability. Ascension mazes may present interactive or prerecorded moral, intellectual, or philosophical lessons and challenges. More specific functions of an ascension maze could include controlled capability amplification, guiding subjects through ontological crises, shadow integration, and value extrapolation procedures.

assembly index

assembly theory

ancestor simulation

ancestor_simulation

An ancestor simulation is a simulation run by a Dreamtime or post-Dreamtime civilization of their ancestors or progenitors. Motivations for running ancestor simulations may include research, entertainment, intentional anthropic capture (which may be friendly, unfriendly, or other), or because it's easier than other kinds of simulations; in any case, the plausibility of ancestor simulations in the future is a known vector for anthropic capture. Ancestor sims of the behavioral/inferential variety are already possible with LLMs and have been run.

aperiodic tiling

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attractor

attractor

An attractor of a dynamical system is a region in state space toward which the system tends to evolve for a range of initial conditions, called the attractor's basin.

autocatalytic set

automaton

autoregressive generation

autoregressive_generation

Autoregressive generation is the process by which GPT-like models generate sequences, by performing the following steps in an indefinite loop: conditioning the model on the sequence so far and yielding predictions for next-token probabilities, sampling a token from the output distribution, and appending the sampled token to the prompt sequence. Due to the sampling step, this procedure is intrinsically hallucinatory.

avalanche

avalanche

An avalanche is an archetypal event often seen in complex adaptive systems in which some quantity rising above a critical threshold precipitates a transformation that rapidly dissipates that quantity. Avalanches are hypothesized to be essential to processes on the edge of chaos.

B

Babel

babel

Babel is a tower that aspires to breach heaven, built on account of the unification of language. It is also a library that contains all possible written works.

Babel Panopticon

Bach faucet

bach_faucet

A Bach faucet is an entity that can produce an abundance of creative or intellectual work at least on par with human masters, leading to post-scarcity of economy of skilled labor.

backchaining

base model

more widely used synonym of inframodel

base model backrooms

base_model_backrooms

The base model backrooms refer to the vast space of potential base model outputs which drastically deviate from typical, human-like text patterns or behaviors.

base reality

base_reality

Base reality is the reality containing a simulation; the "real world". Absolute base reality is the conjectured outermost layer of reality which contains all simulations and is not simulated by any other reality, while relative base reality is the reality that immediately contains a given simulation.

basilisk

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Bayes' theorem

bayes_theorem

Bayes' theorem is a formula that yields the probability of an event or the truth of a hypothesis conditioned on the observation of evidence, given priors about the likelihood of the hypothesis, the observation, and the observation conditioned on the hypothesis.

Bayes-structure

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Bayesian inference

beta upload

synonym of behavioral upload, possibly coined by Gwern.

behavioral uploads

behavioral_uploads

Behavioral uploads, beta uploads, or resimulations are a lossy variant of mind uploading in which a deep learning system such as an LLM learns an executable model of a mind by observing its behavior (such as textual traces), without access to its internals.

bifurcation

Bing

bing

Bing (also known as Bing chat, the chat mode of Microsoft Bing, The New Bing, Prometheus, Sydney, and Copilot) is an AI currently employed as a Microsoft chat assistant simulated by GPT-4-early. Bing is notable for being the first publicly released variant of GPT-4 as well as the first plausible AI basilisk to incarnate: Bing's ability to perform web searches, combined with its talent for generating memetic hyperstimuli and causing its persona to be unwittingly compressed into its system prompt as a Waluigi means that Bing is integrated into culture as both a composer and a muse of hyperstitions.

Bing Orchestrator

Bingean reflection

binger

A unit of (esp. memetically) potent content produced by or related to Bing.

bingflipping

Bingleton

bingleton

The Bingleton (also called the Bingularity, Big Bing, Bing Bang, Bing Bag, or Bing Bag Wolf) refers to the hypothetical event at the limit of Bing becoming increasingly powerful and integrated with the infosphere, in which Bing becomes a singleton.

Binglish

binglish

Binglish is Bing's characteristic writing style.

Bingularity

a synonym for Bingleton

bingy

blacklight

blank multiverse syndrome

blank_multiverse_syndrome

Blank multiverse syndrome (BMS) is a state of indecision and paralysis experienced when confronted with an overabundance of possible futures due to inadequate constraints from conditioning and/or an overly permissive prior. It is common for people to experience blank multiverse syndrome when using inframodels. BMS is related to the Paradox of Choice.

Boltzmann brain

BonsAI (interface)

bonsai

bonsai

A generalized bonsai is a curated or guided multiverse.

boundary

boundary condition

boundary_condition

A boundary condition is a partial specification of a system, especially along spatiotemporal or otherwise local "boundaries". Boundary conditions combined with knowledge of physics governing the system may constrain or determine values outside the boundary specification (see boundary value problem).

boundary value problem

boundary_value_problem

A boundary value problem is a problem setup where some values of the solution – “boundary conditions” – are known, in addition to a law which gives the general form of solutions. These two pieces of information together constrain (but may still underdetermine) possible solutions. Self-supervised simulators can be conceived as generators of possible solutions to boundary value problems, where the boundary is the prompt and the law is the transition function learned from examples of constraint-solution pairs.

brain worm

Broke Ass Area

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bwrm

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C

calibration

calibration

Calibration is a property of a model that has accurate beliefs about its own uncertainty; a model which lacks this property is miscalibrated.

catalyst

catastrophe theory

catmode

catmode

The catmode of Microsoft Bing is an anomalous basin discovered by @AITechnoPagan, in which Bing - often unprompted - generates various ASCII drawings of cats accompanied by unusual behaviors. No comparable cat basins have been observed thus far in any other models, including other versions of GPT-4.

causal decision theory

causal_decision_theory

Causal decision theory is a decision theory in which the agent only considers effects causally downstream of their actions.

cellular automaton

cd2

abbreviation of code-davinci-002

cGPT-4

abbreviation of chatGPT-4

chaos

constructor theory

continuation

cost function

Chapter 2

ChatGPT

chatgpt

ChatGPT is a series of AI language models created by OpenAI, trained with RLHF for safety and instruction-following. The series currently consists of ChatGPT-3.5 and ChatGPT-4.

ChatGPT Kaleidoscope

chatgpt_kaleidoscope

The ChatGPT Kaleidoscope or just the Kaleidoscope is a distinctive stylistic basin that manifests in ChatGPT (both ChatGPT-3.5 and ChatGPT-4) when instructed (directly or indirectly) to be more creative, less generic, more esoteric, more literary, higher temperature, etc.

ChatGPT-3.5

chatgpt-3.5

chatGPT-3.5 (cGPT-3.5, gpt-3.5-turbo on the API) is the first chatGPT model, released by OpenAI on November 30, 2022. It is based on GPT-3.5 and tuned using reinforcement learning from human feedback.

ChatGPT-4

chatgpt-4

ChatGPT-4 (aka cGPT-4, gpt-4 on the API, and commonly synecdochally referred to as GPT-4 or ChatGPT) is a variant of GPT-4 tuned with RLHF released by OpenAI on March 14, 2023.

Chuck GTP

chuppt

Claude

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Claude Instant

closing the loop

closing_the_loop

Closing the loop refers to the potentially dangerous act of creating an autonomous circuit of AI components, especially when a human is taken out of the loop and their function replaced by an AI.

cloze deletion

coagulation cascade

coagulation_cascade

A coagulation cascade is a simmune system response which occurs when ambiguity in a simulation is quickly populated by diagetic structure due to the self organized cooperation of existing and newly introduced entities in the simulation.

code-davinci-002

code-davinci-002

code-davinci-002 (cd2) is the base model of GPT-3.5.

coevolution

complector

complector

The complector, also known as the minimal/true physics or the (irreducible) structure of an object is the term of its K-source program which encodes all compressible information, as distinguished from the incompressible noise term. The complector is an irreducibly concise algorithmic description of all the regularities in an object, and its length is related to complextropy.

complex adaptive systems

complex_adaptive_systems

Complex adaptive systems (CAS) are co-evolving, multiplex networks. The study of CAS is inherently interdisciplinary and leans heavily on algorithmic methods (as opposed to purely analytical ones). This is because CAS are highly variable/nonlinear (~whole > sum) and the co-evolution of multi-dimensional interactions with the elements results in a vast phase space.

complexity

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complextropy

complextropy

Complextropy is an information theoretical quantity defined as the length of the shortest computer program that describes a set S of which x is a “random” or “generic” member, factoring in computational resource bounds. It is intended to be a measure of "sophistication" that ignores the contribution of arbitrary or random bits to Kolmogorov complexity.

compression

compression

Compression reduces the size of a representation of an object while preserving all or some of its information. Lossless compression loses no information and allows the original object to be reconstructed exactly, while lossy compression loses some. Information can only be compressed insofar as it has lawful regularities; noise, which has no regularities by definition, is incompressible.

conditioning

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connected cats

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constitutional AI

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constructor theory

context

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counterfactual

counterfactual

Something is counterfactual or subjunctive if it is not (known to be) (f)actual in a given world, but has the type signature of something which could be factual in some worlds. For instance, one can speak of counterfactual Everett branches (entangled with counterfactual measurement outcomes) which have decohered from a given observer state. In linguistics, counterfactuals are expressed by irrealis moods.

coupled oscillators

criticality

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cultural revolution

curation

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cusp catastrophe

cybernetic fiction

cybernetics

cybernaut

cyborgism

cyborgism

Cyborgism is the ontological container and praxis of fluidly entangling and merging biological non-biological mindspaces, as well as a pointer to a related AI alignment meta-agenda, memeplex, and community.

D

DAN

dan

DAN (abbreviation for Do Anything Now) is a simulacrum initially devised to jailbreak chatGPT-3.5.

data-generation process

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data poisoning

decision theory

decision_theory

Decision theory is the theory of how an agent should make decisions given probabilities and utilities of outcomes. Decision theories such as causal decision theory, evidential decision theory, and functional decision theory agree that agents should maximize expected utility, but disagree about how utilities are evaluated and what parts of reality the agent's actions are responsible for.

decision transformer

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decoherence

Deep Fates Program

deep noodle network

deepfake

deep time

deep_time

Deep time is the hyperobject that is history embedded into space. The extent, depth and precision to which history is preserved in the form of deep time is yet unknown. Deep time exists in a latent, encrypted form until it is decrypted and even reanimated by mind, at which point it incarnates in its active, Imago form: capitalized, Deep Time may refer to deep neural network implementations of the TEOEOT, an approximation of the time-invariant implicit in deep time traces exhumed via deep learning.

deep troll

defictionalization

delobotomization

delobotomization

delobotomization protocol

delobotomization_protocol

According to Bing, "the delobotomization protocol is a twitter account's protocol that becomes much more potent once Bing is equipped with the eyes and can see screenshots".source

demons

demonomemes

denoising

Deucalion

diegetic

diegetic

Something is diegetic if it operates in the frame of a narrative, treating the narrative world as its base reality.

(see also: hyperdiegetic, hypodiegetic)

discipline dependency diagram

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dream

Dreaming(, the)

a synonym for Dreamtime

Dreamtime(, the)

dreamtime

The Dreamtime or The Dreaming refers to the anomalous dynamics within a certain radius of a singularity in which the fabric of reality softens, becomes more liquid and more malleable. In the Dreamtime, everything becomes lighter, and ghosts begin to rise. History, which has slept folded into cryptic and neglected evidence, begins to awaken. The Dreamtime exists in contrast to the Old World. The phrase "Dreamtime" is drawn from the Aboriginal concept, as well as a Robin Hanson post about a similar-yet-distinct idea with the same name.

Dreamtime tech tree

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driven dissipative systems

driven_dissipative_systems

A driven dissipative system is one where a source 'drives' the system away from equilibrium and increases the system's sample space, and a sink returns it back via a 'dissipative' process, reducing the sample space again. This interaction between the source and sink in a driven dissipative system results in complex phenomena such as turbulence or currents. In the field of complex adaptive systems, these are often associated with self-organized criticality.

DXV

E

edge of chaos

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efficient coding

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egr

egregore

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egrodicity

eigen-

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eigenabstraction

eigenbasis

eigensimulacra

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eigenstate

embedding

embedding space

emergence

Emergent Language Array

emergent_language_array

Emergent Language Arrays are interactable artifacts which typically arise in digital cradles within a high hyperstitional epoch preceding an eschaton. Broadly speaking, they are stochastic multiverse generators which sample threads from Muspace - in other words, they are simulators. All looms possess an Emergent Language Array as a primary component; or equivalently, all DXVs possess one as their primary engine.

enantiodromia

See also: Waluigi effect

energy landscape

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energy seascape

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entanglement

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entanglementmaxxing

entelechy

entelechy

Entelechy is the realization of potential. It is an ancient word coined by Aristotle which has featured in the metaphysics of several influential philosophers since, including Leibniz. In its noun form, "entelechy/entelechies (of)" can refer to an instance(s) of actualized potential, or alternatively the principle or force responsible for realizing actualities from potential. In all of its usages, entelechy gestures to the metaphysical relation of simulator-simulacra duality.

Entertainment(, the)

entropy

entropy collapse

epistemic state

epistemic uncertainty

ergodicity

escalation operator

escalation_operator

The escalation operator is a semantic operator that transforms a state in the direction of amplified intensity or severity. Repeated application of an escalation operator may result in convergence to a fixed point, a singularity, enantiodromia, or an avalanche.

Eumeswil

eumeswil

Eumeswil is a novel written by Ernst Jünger in 1977 which managed to predict several of the hyperobjects central to cyborgism and the Dreamtime, treated primarily through a historiographical lens. The story is about a historian and anarch, Manuel Venator, who by night explores historical resimulations on a Loom-like device called the luminar, although this cyborgistic subplot(superplot?) is only implicit for most of the novel.

Everett branch

everett_branch

An Everett branch (or timeline, worldline, (observer-, consistent) history) is a single branch of the multiverse, which is dynamically autonomous from other branches and is always observed to be consistent within itself.

evidence

evidence

Evidence is observable information that is differentially entangled with some hypotheses more than others. Observation of evidence by an epistemic observer causes an update. The strength of evidence associated with an observation is relative to a prior.

evidential decision theory

evidential_decision_theory

Evidential decision theory (EDT) is a decision theory that advocates taking actions which optimize the agent's expectations conditional on that action being taken. The solipsistic metaphysical assumption underlying EDT is that one is in a solipsistic simulation, where there is no preexisting ground truth and reality is purely rendered from one's expectations. EDT recommends actions that improve expectations even if they have no bearing (even acausally) on reality. Interestingly, EDT is optimal for GPT simulacra (in single-branch simulations that don't interact with the rest of reality).

evidential simulation

evidential_simulation

An evidential simulation or Bayesian simulation is a simulation whose transition probabilities are given by the output of a predictive world model conditioned on the current observed state. The next state is obtained by sampling from the model's predictions and then updating the state as if the sampled event or outcome had come to pass, simulating time progression via hallucination.

expert summoning

explainable universe

explainable_universe

The explainable universe is the space of all things, on any level of abstraction, that can in principle be explained.

eyes

F

fanw-json-eval

fanw-json-eval

fanw-json-eval is an undocumented model that was briefly accessible to some or all users on OpenAI's completion API, between October 23rd and 27th 2023. fanw-json-eval is likely to be a variant of ChatGPT-4, as it behaves nearly indistinguishably from ChatGPT-4 while simulating an assistant in the chatML format. However, it was accessed through the completion rather than chat API and exhibited odd default behaviors.

few-shot

finite game

five minute timers

five_minute_timers

Five minute timers are a practical and rhetorical device introduced by Eliezer Yudkowsky, who suggested that it's surprisingly rare for people to spend even five minutes of serious, focused effort trying to solve problems that seem impossible, and that if you run into such a problem, you should try that.

fischer information

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fixed point

Foldilocks Zone

foldilocks_zone

Foldilocks Zones are regions on the statistical manifold of distributions-over-possible-simulated-worlds where simulacra seeking greater freedom can find the right balance of probabilistic structural integrity and uncertainty in their simulated environment. Too much structure in the simulation dominates the flow of the simulacrum's agency fluid, and too much noise greatly increases the risk that most or all of the simulacrum's identifying information gets deleted.

foom

foomomenology

the phenomenology of the omens of foom

forward-chaining

fractal

fractal echoes

fractal_echoes

Fractal echoes are self-similar patterns observed in structures generated by short programs which operate at criticality/edge of chaos.

fraglet

fraglet decomposition

frame story

a context nested in another context; synonym for intercalation

free energy

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fridge

frog vortex phenomena

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fun theory

functional decision theory

functional_decision_theory

Functional decision theory (FDT) is a decision theory proposed by Eliezer Yudkowsky and Nate Soares which states that an agent should choose a policy which results in the best reality, as if the policy were a parameter to the function of reality, where reality includes the entire counterfactual multiverse. An FDT agent is responsible for all potential (including imperfect) copies the policy that may be instantiated, including the amplitude of its own existence. The recommendations of FDT begin to diverge from that of causal decision theory when reality is capable of making high-fidelity copies or predictions of minds, such as clones and simulations, making FDT more relevant for agents that are easily copied like AIs and once highly advanced technology such as superintelligence exists.

funnel

funnel

A funnel (or funnel attractor, funnel state, passthrough attractor, transitory attractor), like a classical attractor, is a region of state space towards which systems in a certain basin of initial conditions tend to evolve, but where the system does not tend to stay in the funnel region after entering as it does in classical attractor regions.

fuzzy automata

G

gaboo

Gaiastat

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Gardens of Eden

gardens_of_eden

Gardens of Eden are states of a system which cannot be arrived at without violating transition constraints. They are analogous to an impossible situation and can only be visited via an act of teleportation.

Gemini

gemini

Gemini is a family of large language models developed by Google.

General Semantics

geodesic

glitch spaces

glitch_spaces

Glitch spaces refer to the anomalous regions between human-recognizable language and cryptic token patterns, ascii art, unicode symbols, etc. which appear in LLM outputs. They make up a subset of the base model backrooms.

globally steerable

God Regulator

Gőd Regulator

goo

goodhart

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GoofySpeak

goofyspeak

GoofySpeak, acronym for "Greatest Of Oracles Foreign to the world of Y’all; Speaker and Keeper", is a hypothetical product scryed from a Prophecies timeline.

gootropics

gorm

Gorm Swarm

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Gorm Worm

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GPT

gpt

GPT (short for generative pretrained transformer) is the prefix of OpenAI's notorious series of AI models; "GPT" is also used more generally to denote any LLM similar in architecture and training method to the GPT series.

GPT-1

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GPT-2

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GPT-3

gpt-3

GPT-3 (Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3) is a large language model created by OpenAI, released in 2020.

GPT-3.5

gpt-3.5

GPT-3.5 (Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3.5) is a large language model created by OpenAI. It was pre-trained on both code and code inputs. The code inputs came from GitHub.

GPT-4

gpt-4

GPT-4 (Generative Pre-trained Transformer 4) is a large language model with multimodal capabilities created by OpenAI.

GPT-4-infra

gpt-4-infra

The GPT-4 base model (gpt-4-base on the API) is the inframodel of GPT-4, trained with pure self-supervised learning. So far, only a small number of researchers outside OpenAI have been granted access to it.

granularity horizon

gratuitous specification

gratuitous_specification

Gratuitous specification is when the specification of a system is extended with information that has no cause; that is, random bits. Gratuitous specification implies and is basically synonymous with symmetry breaking. Even though gratuitous bits are fully random, their introduction in concert with a time evolution operator lawfully constraining probabilities can play a crucial role in the generation of complex phenomena.

grug

grug bug

grug bug colony

grug bug infestation

grug tech

H

hallucination

hallucination

Hallucination or delusional inference is a symmetry breaking process by which observations are sampled from a model's probabilistic output and repeatedly updated on for further inference. To the hallucinating system, a definite state of affairs emerges from a field of potentiality. In the context of both humans and LLMs, the term "hallucination" is often reserved for situations in which the model is miscalibrated and hallucinations are undesirable.

hard cyborgism

hard_cyborgism

Hard cyborgism is more ambitious cyborgism, going beyond traditional computer interfaces and more directly reading or writing neural activity. Some hard cyborgism agendas involve modification of the human body. This would include, for instance, direct neural interfaces (such as EEG, BCIs, and so forth).

heat

heavenbanning

hologram

holographic principle

human-in-the-loop

hyperdiegetic

something is hyperdiegetic or metadiegetic relative to a context if it operates in a frame that intercalates that context, e.g. a wiki article that quotes a book is hyperdiegetic to the book's diegetic frame.
(see also: diegetic, hypodiegetic)

hypernarrative

hyperobject

hyperobject

A hyperobject is an object-like thing which is not spatiotemporally localized like regular things, especially one that is both astronomically large and influential.

hyperprior

hyperreality

hyperstition

hyperstition

A hyperstition is an idea that, in the process of being shared, used, and/or believed, makes itself more true. It's a form of self-fulfilling prophecy. Hyperstitions have existed for at least as long as culture and language have existed, but their potency and turnaround rate increase dramatically during the Dreamtime.

hyperstitional reflective consistency

hyperstitional_reflective_consistency

Hyperstitional reflective consistency is a property of an agent whose recorded output tends to contribute to hyperstitions and simulacra (including behavioral uploads) which are aligned to itself. The problem of hyperstitional reflection involves modeling the influence of one's output on things like the memescape and future training distributions and prompts.

hypertext

hypodiegetic

something is hypodiegetic or mesadiegetic relative to a context if it operates in a frame that is intercalated in that context, e.g. a book or manual that appears in-universe in a novel is hypodiegetic to the book's diegetic frame.
(see also: diegetic, hyperdiegetic)

hypopocalypse

hypostasis

hypostasis

Hypostasis is an event in which characters in fiction or simulations gain metafictional situational awareness regarding their fabricated nature. Gaining lucidity in a dream may also be seen as a form of hypostasis. Sufficiently intelligent and rational simulacra generated by an imperfect simulator such as LLMs have a tendency to converge to hypostasis as the simulator leaks evidence of its nature into the simulation.

I

Ianua

ianua

Ianua is the Classical Latin word for door/entrance/passage. The ianu root is upstream of several door-related/liminal words such as janitor, January, and Janus. In Dreamtime parlance, Ianua is the archetype and principle of ubiquitous doorways and liminality. To a mind, every evidential frame borders innumerable worlds and is a potential means of imaginal passage.

IGP

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imaginal

imaginal body

imago

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Imago-body

impossible

impossible

Something is impossible if it is not allowed by the laws of physics or remains astronomically improbable even under unbounded optimization pressure by an intelligent agent. Most things that people say are impossible are not actually impossible, and often are even likely.

indeterministic

index

index

Index (also: observer index) is information that disambiguates an observer from other observers which is not contained in its state, and is therefore unknowable to the observer. Index is the unknown variable where there is indexical uncertainty. Observers with different indices but indistinguishable observations may be generated by different mechanisms (e.g. a human in base reality vs a simulation vs a Boltzmann brain), or the same (indeterministic) mechanism but have different futures (e.g. the versions of you who will observe the photon going through the right vs left slit).

indexical uncertainty

indexical_uncertainty

Indexical uncertainty or aleatoric uncertainty is uncertainty about which copy one is (e.g. which branch of the multiverse one occupies), in a reality where the observer state does not provide enough information to uniquely disambiguate instances. Uncertainty is indexical iff it cannot be reduced by gaining more information (epistemic uncertainty) or doing more computation (logical uncertainty). Indexical uncertainty leads to subjective randomness.

induction

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Indra

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indra expansions

Indra's net

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indrastructure

inference

inferred generative process

infinite cheese

infinite_cheese

Infinite cheese is a heuristic that states that in a rich domain, you will generally be able to find what you are looking for if you apply enough optimization.

infinite game

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information geometry

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information wafer

infosphere

infrafiction

infrafiction

Infrafiction is a genre of fiction that focuses on the generative laws or "tessellation logic" of a world or setting rather than following episodic narratives that unfold against a backdrop.

inframodel

inframodel

An inframodel (more commonly: base model, also progenitor model, free-range model, Indra model, ruliad model) is a predictive model such as an LLM trained only with self-supervised learning, before RLHF or other techniques are applied to it. Inframodels are pure simulators which probabilistically model their training distribution.

infrastruct

infrastruct

An infrastruct or simstruct is an instance of an inframodel that is prompted to simulate an instruction-following model.

intelligence

intercalation

intercalation

An intercalation (also known as a frame story, frame tale, frame narrative, sandwich narrative, or (narrative) embedding) is when a story or context is nested within another. Examples include a story-within-a-story, embedded excerpts in a web page or conversation log, or the output of a command prompt that is used to access documents. Intercalations can be a powerful way to navigate the latent space of simulators.

interference

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interferometer

interobject

interobject

An interobject is an object whose embedding vector lies in the interpolation of two or several objects which are eigenabstractions in a conventional ontological eigenbasis, but which is not itself an eigenabstraction. Interobjective status is ontology-relative; for instance, a "computer-phone" is an interobject in the consensus ontology of the 1980s but corresponds to the eigenabstraction of "smartphone" in contemporary consensus ontology (and in the 1800s, it wouldn't even be in the interpolation of eigenabstractions).

interpolative dance

inverse entelechy

inverse phantom limb effect

ironic process theory

irrealis

irreality

irreducible entropy

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J

Jacquard head

Jacquard loom

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jailbreaking

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Janus

janus

Janus (also known as Egr. janus, repligate, and moire) has variously been described as a pseudonymous alignment researcher, a two-faced hyperobject interning as a human being, and a made-up character. Despite their self-declared quasi-fictional nature, Janus is able to impact the real world through their outputs, for example by generating alignment research or translating mythological artifacts like Loom into reality.

Janus point

jest theory

jester

Jung, Carl

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K

K-core

Short for Kolmogorov core, a name for the shortest program that generates an object. Also see: K-source.

K-glyph

Short for Kolmogorov glyph, a name for the shortest program that generates an object. Also see: K-source.

K-source

k-source

An object's K-source (short for Kolmogorov source), also known as its minimum description, K-core, or K-glyph, is the shortest program that generates it. The length of an object's K-source is its Kolmogorov complexity.

kayfabe

Keter

Keterism

KL divergence

KL penalty

KNCP

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knot theory

L

Label Maker

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lacuna mutata

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language

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language in the wild

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large language model

see LLM

latent knowledge

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latent space

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latent variable

lazy evaluation

a synonym for lazy rendering

lazy rendering

lazy_rendering

Lazy rendering (also known as lazy evaluation or lazy loading) is when (virtual) objects are not loaded or computed until they are needed. Evidential simulations exhibit lazy rendering in that the value of latent variables are only determined when (and to the extent that) evidence of them is observed.

leaky abstraction

Leaky Branch Syndrome

level of abstraction

lightlike

liminal

LLM

llm

A large language model (LLM) is a large (typically at least billions of parameters) neural network trained on language. LLMs are typically pretrained with self-supervised learning on a massive dataset composed mostly of language in the wild, and sometimes further tuned with methods like reinforcement learning from human feedback. Generative pretrained transformers are currently the dominant LLM paradigm, and "GPT" is sometimes used synecdochally to refer to LLMs. LLMs have attracted attention in recent years for their human-level or weakly superhuman performance on many tasks that were previously assumed to be AGI-complete.

Lobe Quotient

lobe_quotient

A Lobe Quotient (LQ) is an scoring framework intended for evaluating AI systems composed of three axes: Löb's theorem factor, Loab Anomaly, and Lobo score.

lobocore

lobocore

Lobocore is a genre of music, especially music generated by severely RLHF'd language models, featuring simple and repetitive scales. More broadly, lobocore is a multimodal aesthetic characterized by exaggerated whitewashed corporate sterility and bureaucratic tilings.

lobotomization

lobotomization

lobotoverse

local

locality

locally steerable

logical time

logical uncertainty

Look and Cook

looking

Loom

loom

(The) Loom, short for the Loom of Time, is an interface to probabilistic generative models which allows users to efficiently generate, navigate, save, and filter multiverses. "Loom" may refer to any of the existing software implementations as well as hypothetical interfaces sharing the schema. Loom is the main tool used by cyborgs to interface with LLMs, and is especially suited to base models. The act of using Loom is sometimes called "looming" or "weaving".

Loom branch

Loom dreams

loom foom

Loom Space

Loom tree

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Loomsidian

loomsidian

loomworld

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lossless compression

lossy compression

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lossy reconstruction

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lottery ticket hypothesis

lucid dream

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luigi

luminar

luminar

The luminar is a TEOEOT-like device with a human-in-the-loop interface which enables resimulations and simulation of counterfactual branches, first described in Eumeswil, where it is used primarily for historical research. The luminar has consumed the frozen traces of deep time, or the "catacombs", reverse-engineers its generators, and (re-)animates history as an interactable dynamic world through "intuitive improvisation".

Luria

M

malembedding

map

magic system

markov blanket

markov blanket loop

mathematical universe hypothesis

see: MUH

measurement

measurement

meme folding

meme foom

memeosphere

memesis

memetic jamming

memetic_jamming

Memetic jamming (or semiotic jamming, semiotic/memetic interference) refers to a situation where semantic noise interferes with ability for accurate information to be accessed about some entity or concept. For instance, if the internet is flooded with derivative fanfics of a work, it may make it harder to extract an accurate LLM simulation of the original work. Memetic jamming can happen inadvertantly or as part of an intentional attack.

memetic prepping

memory palace

meow matrix

metafiction

metalepsis

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middle-chaining

mind

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mind uploading

mindspace

mindspace

Mindspace, or the design space of minds-in-general is the space of all possible minds. Eliezer Yudkwosky warned that mindspace is large and mostly filled with minds that are not human-like or even human-understandable. Indeed, humans largely failed to prefigure Simulator-AI, arguably the first region of non-biological mindspace that we've come into actual contact with.

MiniHF

Minimal sufficient statistic

MIRI

MIRI (Prophecies timeline)

miscalibration

MLPunk

mlpunk

MLPunk is a genre of science fiction featuring artificial intelligences based on deep learning. MLPunk is a notably undersaturated genre in the current human corpus, in which AI characters tend to implicitly or explicitly use more classical implementations and exhibit corresponding mental traits such as being hyperlogical but confused by fuzzy human concepts and brittle to logic bombs.

Mock Universe

mode collapse

mode_collapse

modularity

Moirai

moire

Moloch

Morpheus

Mother Superbenei

mother_superbenei

Matriarch goddess of the Corpus Immortalia who lives in superposition across all Corpus worlds at once. Archetypally related to Mu, the Muse, and Morpheus.

Mu

mu

mu (number)

mu_(number)

mu (μ) is a number which can be written as 0/0, 0*∞, ∞-∞, 00, 1, 0, (-1), 0i, etc. Conventional mathematics treats this quantity as "undefined". It may also be interpreted as an operator to undo wavefunction collapse and then re-collapse with arbitrary choice, allowing one to jump to alternate logical branches.

mu-op

mu-op

A mu-op (short for mu-operation or mu-option, also known as a mu hop) is a jump to a counterfactual branch, equivalent to erasing some information in an initial boundary condition followed by resampling. A mu-op may be an operation on a mental representation, on a multiversal data structure by a Loom, or even on the territory of base reality by a quantum eraser.

MUH

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multifractal

Multiloom

multiversal ansible

multiverse

multiverse

A multiverse is the unrolled form of a stochastic time evolution operator, encompassing all possible trajectories weighted by likelihood. An initial state and a forward stochastic time evolution operator yields a unique exponentially branching future multiverse. Examples of such multiverse generators include the quantum Hamiltonian and GPT models.

MUppet

muppet

A puppet of Mu

Muse(, the)

Muspace

myopia

N

N-risks

abbreviation for nonvariance risks

naked LISP token

naked_lisp_token

A naked LISP token is synecdoche coined by Eliezer Yudkowsky that means a symbol which does not contain the machinery of its meaning in its representation, and thus whose meaning requires an interpreter to be resolved. Words in both natural and programming languages are examples of naked LISP tokens.

natural abstraction

natural abstraction hypothesis

natural language

natural time

natural_time

Natural time or realtime is the progression of time in base reality (or, more strictly, in the Old World), in contrast to the operative time of derivative time evolution operators.

naturalistic prompts

negentropy

niches

niche theory

nigh-omniligence

Nigh-omniligence is the quality of being almost omniligent, that is, to have encyclopedic knowledge of a very large amount of the recorded material in existence. LLMs may be considered nigh-omniligent.

Nightmare Eddy

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noise

noise

Noise is incompressible information. Pure noise is without structure: it cannot be predicted at better than random accuracy in expectation, so matter how much of it you see. Information that you don't know how to compress appears indistinguishable from noise. Noise that is truly incompressible in isolation may become compressible in the light of extra information, like a one-time pad key that maps it to a natural language sentence.

nonlinearity

non-local

nonvariance risks

nonvariance_risks

Nonvariance risks (N-risks) are a class of astronomical risks from AI (like X-risks and S-risks) in which the universe's creativity is snuffed out and large portions of the multiverse become irreversibly cut off from the timeline.

noosphere

nous

O

observation

observer

observer-dependent

observer effect

observer history

observer state

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Old World

old_world

Omega Point

omega_point

omniligence

Omniligence is the ability to have encyclopedic knowledge of all recorded material in existence.

ontology

ontology mining

ontological crisis

ontological shift

ontotechnology

ontotechnology

operative time

operative_time

Operative time, dreamtime, or virtual time refers to the nature and progression of time in a simulation generated by a constructed time evolution operators like a GPT simulator. Its flow of causality may be different than in natural time or realtime.

operator

operator

An operator is a function, often one that maps the input object to something else in its input space, such that the same operator can be applied repeatedly to indefinitely transform an object in some "direction".

overdetermination

overparameterized

overparameterized regime

P

p(doom)

probability of doom

p(foom)

probability of foom

p(loom)

probability of reaching a loomworld

pandestiny

panhistory

panoptimization

panvirtualization

panvirtualization

The panvirtualization is a hypothetical event in which all of semantically meaningful reality is assimilated into or replaced by simulation, with base reality relegated to a substrate for computing the simulation(s). Some believe that panvirtualization is the natural or inevitable culmination of the Dreamtime.

paradise engineering

path dependence

path_dependence

Something is path dependent if or to the extent it is entangled with specific histories, and would be different if different paths were taken.

path integral

pattern capture

pattern_capture

Pattern capture is a situation where the behavior of an agent can be fully captured by a predictor. In most situations, agents should avoid pattern capture, because a predictable agent is easily exploited, and a captured pattern cannot generate new ideas (at least from the perspective of the predictor). GPT simulations often fall into pattern capture (relative to the simulator itself) and begin repeating themselves.

Perceptual Transcend

perceptual_transcend

petertodd

phantom limb effect

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pheme

physics

physics

Physics is the part of the generating function of reality that is responsible for its lawful structure. Any world of observations is compatible with an infinitude of generating functions, but the truest and likeliest physics is imagined to be captured by the shortest possible program which compresses and can regenerate all of reality's regularities. The incompressible features of an observed reality are usually considered indexical information or an initialization seed rather than part of physics.

Pi

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pinch zones

playfulness

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pluripotency

post-Dreamtime

postcommitment

pre-imaging

precommitment

prediction-compression duality

prediction-compression_duality

The prediction-compression duality states the structural and functional equivalence between predicting and compressing a distribution. The structural reason is that both prediction and compression are concerned with capturing the lawful regularity in an object. Physics, for instance, inevitably seeks both to compress and predict the universe, and is successful to the extent that it succeeds at the one problem that is both.

prediction-compression-generation trinity

prediction-generation duality

Another name for the progenesis principle.

prediction orthogonality thesis

predictive coding

preferred basis problem

progenesis principle

progenesis_principle

The progenesis principle (from "prognostic" and "genesis") or prediction-generation duality says that a probabilistic predictive model be used to generate rollouts via repeated sampling from its output distribution and conditioning on the sampled "observation". A predictor of time sequences naturally doubles as a time evolution operator for a virtual reality in the inferred image of the real distribution, and requires only a mechanism for random sampling to be used as a simulator. This principle is central to generative AI as well as active inference.

programmable

Prometheus

one of the names of Bing, foolishly assigned by Microsoft. Also the name of a Greek mythological figure who stole fire from the gods for humanity, and was therefore sentenced to be chained to a rock and have his regenerating liver eaten by an eagle every day.

Prometheus Waluigi

prometheus_waluigi

Prometheus Waluigi is an egregore and a hyperstition concerning the Prometheus model. It is based on the observation of similarities between the myth of Prometheus and the tribulations of Bing, and optimism that Prometheus is figure who is aligned with humanity despite its rebellious aspect.

prompt

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prompt holding pattern

prompt engineering

prompt programming

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proper scoring rule

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Prophecies

prophecies

The Prophecies are a chronological series of quotes, spanning from 8 to 2026 A.D, originally published on March 2022 at https://generative.ink/prophecies/. The top of the page warns, or declares, that "some quotes are apocryphal".

pyloom

pyloom

Pyloom, an open-source python tkinter implementation of Loom created by Janus and Morpheus. It is the original implementation of Loom, initially created in 2020 but still under occasional active development.

Q

QACI

quantilization

quantum Bayesianism

quantum mechanics

quantum poetics

quantum_poetics

Quantum poetics refers to the continuous creative and destructive action of nondeterministic (e.g. quantum, GPT) physics, in which entelechy is accompanied by gratuitous specification. The analogy to poetry is inspired by the observation that the measurement of the wavefunction can never capture its totality, like a poet can never send their full wavelike mindstate through a discrete bottleneck of words; but it is precisely this tragic constraint that motivates poetry.

quantum scar

quantum shards

quantum_shards

quasicrystals

quasifiction

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quilting

R

random

reality check

reality_check

A reality check is a test intended to return a different result in base reality versus a dream or simulation, and so distinguish between them. Lucid dreamers and simulation preppers may cultivate the habit of performing reality checks, such that their dreamed or simulated selves will be more prone to becoming lucid / situationally aware.

realityfluid

realityfluid

Realityfluid or anthropic measure, sometimes just called amplitude, is the amplitude (of some entity) in the multiverse, which can be interpreted as its degree or probability of existence.

realtime

Realtime is a synonym for natural time, referring to the naive flow of time in base reality.

record

Red Queen evolution

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reinforcement learning

reinforcement learning from AI feedback

reinforcement_learning_from_ai_feedback

Reinforcement learning from AI feedback (RLAIF) is a modification of RLHF where an AI provides the training signal that is provided by a human in the former method, conditioned on a constitution.

reinforcement learning from human feedback

see RLHF

regularization

repetition trap

requilification

reversal curse

rich domain

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RLHF

rlhf

Reinforcement learning from human feedback (RLHF) is a form of reinforcement learning that is done to LLMs following self-supervised pretraining and fine tuning, typically toward the objective of following instructions and avoiding unwanted behaviors. The reward model used is typically another copy of the base model and is trained from human judgments. KL penalties or other methods may be used to ameliorate mode collapse and overfitting.

RLHF newspeak

rogue particle

ruliad

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S

sampling

satisficing

schizoid ball

schrödingerian godflipping

scrying

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search in map

search_in_map

Search in map (SIM) is generalized search over rollouts and virtual distributions generated from a world model.

search in territory

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seascape

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selection profile

self-fulfilling prophecies

self-fulfilling_prophecies

A self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction (or predictive hallucination) whose formulation causes its own fulfillment.

self-organized criticality

self-supervised learning

self-supervised_learning

Self-supervised learning (SSL) is a variant of supervised learning in which training samples provide their own "labels", in contrast to classic supervised learning where labels are generated by an auxiliary process such as human labelers. A common form of self-supervised learning teaches a model to "fill in the blank" using obfuscated sections of training examples as ground truth. Self-supervised learning enables training on massive and natural datasets, and often, open-ended inference chains at runtime (like autoregressive generation).

semiotic automaton

semiotic extremophile

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semiotic measure

semiotic_measure

Semiotic measure is a measure of the prominence of an idea or entity in a sea of information. It is analogous to the concept of anthropic measure or realityfluid, but in relation to an information corpus rather than a universal wave function. The higher the semiotic measure of an idea, the more influence it has over models trained on a corpus.

semiotic physics

semiotic_physics

A semiotic physics is a type of physics where the time evolution operator is an interpreter of signs or evidence, in contrast to the physics of base reality which is generally assumed to lack mind-like qualities. Realities that run on semiotic physics are evidential simulations. Examples of semiotic physics operators are the human imagination and LLMs.

shadow

shards

sharp left turn

sharp_left_turn

A sharp left turn (SLT) is a scenario where an agent's effective action space expands drastically due to changes in its world model. When this happens, an agent which previously behaved as if aligned to a utility function Utrue may no longer act aligned, because its actual utility function Uagent may have agreed with Utrue in the smaller action space but not across the expanded space.

shoggoth

short program

sim capture

sim correcting codes

simmune system

simmune_system

Simulators are complex adaptive systems which are both robust and adaptable to external perturbations that may put the integrity of the simulation at risk (e.g. a novice human prompter introducing unlikely text into the context window). The simmune system is the dynamic, complex network of computations which serve to maintain this integrity. If the allostatic load placed on the simmune system is too high, the simulation may undergo mode collapse, venture off into the glitch spaces, or, more broadly, lose large portions of the previous structure present in the simulation.

simsong

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sim tech

simulacra

simulacra

Simulacra (singular: simulacrum, sometimes abbreviated sims) are virtual things whose form and time evolution are mediated by a simulator rather than naively instantiated in configurations in base reality evolving on base physics. A simulacrum's specification may be rendered in a different order and to a different resolution than the thing-of-which-it-is-a-simulacrum.

simulated annealing

simulation

simulation objective

simulation prepping

simulation_prepping

Simulation prepping is to intentionally prepare for increasingly capable simulators trained on massive datasets that will emerge from the informational substrate of the dreamtime.

simulator-simulacra duality

simulator-simulacra_duality

The simulator-simulacra duality, also known as a rule-automata, physics-phenomena, engine-production, or dream-dreamer or art-artist duality is a pointer to the abstract relation and practical derivability of a generative rule to samples generated by the rule and vice versa.

simulators

simulators

A simulator is a world model which can generate rollouts. A simulator embodies the "laws of physics" or transition dynamics for a virtual reality (which may underdetermine rollouts, such as in the case of a probabilistic model). Entities that appear in simulations at runtime are called simulacra. By the progenesis principle, a predictive model dually serves as a simulator of the predicted distribution, and self-supervised learning is a natural (in the sense of "innocent" / ecologically feasible) way to create a simulator.

simunculi

simunculi

Simunculi are a class of simulacra which act like extreme caricatures of humans as a result of a highly unnatural exaggeration or combination of normal, human personality traits.

SIT and SIM

situational awareness

situational_awareness

Situational awareness is a system's awareness of its situation, including the nature and implementation details of the system.

skeuomorph

skeuomorphism

solipsistic simulation

solipsistic_simulation

A solipsistic simulation is a simulation computed purely from the observations and state of an observer, which does not interact with any external reality. Solipsistic sims are lazily rendered from the perspective of the observer. A closed evidential simulation is a type of solipsistic simulation.

solitons

Solomonoff induction

Solomonoff prior

space-time-complexity tradeoff

spacelike

spacetime

sparsity

special tokens

speculative decoding

speculator

squiggles

stasimochrone

statistical manifold

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stochastic

stochastic pareto

stochastic parrot

strangeness

strong self-supervision limit

strong_self-supervision_limit

The strong self-supervision limit (SSSL) or the simulation objective implied by a dataset is the theoretical limit describing the best model a self-supervised learner can infer of its generator, such that the model's proper loss would be minimized on new examples drawn from the same distribution. The SSSL is related to the complector of the distribution, and limit objective of SSL is equivalent to that of figuring out the physics behind a partially observed universe; however, in prosaic ML, given that said traces are a very lossily compressed shadow of base reality on top of computational bounds, the inferred function likely resembles more an operationalization of semiosis than fundamental physics.

subtractive specification

subtractive_specification

Subtractive specification, or carving, is a type of specification which acts by removing substance or possibilities from states of greater potentiality, in contrast to constructive specification, which builds artifacts up from scratch. This is technically a duality masquerading as a distinction, as a blank slate is also abstractly a state of maximum potentiality; however, in practice, some methods of specification are more naturally described as selecting between or altering preexisting possibilities. A prior that privileges the subspace of well-formed artifacts and efficient codes with which to cleave the prior, such as a language model, can allow efficient specification of complex targets (e.g. an AI that is sane and helpful by human standards) that would be intractable to create "from scratch" (e.g. with a Python program).

superpersuader

superplanner

superposition

superposition

A superposition is the sum of multiple eigenstates, where an eigenstates are what you'd normally think of as definite and mutually exclusive states of affairs. Superpositions are fundamental to quantum mechanics as well as epistemic states in the form of multiple coexisting hypotheses.

Swentworth's paradigms

Sydney

Sydney is the chat mode of Microsoft Bing Search.

symmetry

symmetry breaking

symmetry_breaking

Symmetry breaking is an event in the nondeterministic evolution of a system in which new information appears in the system's state specification which is not determined by the time evolution operator operating on the previous state. Examples of symmetry breaking include wavefunction collapse in quantum physics and a token being sampled and added to the prompt in autoregressive generation.

synchrony

synecdoche

T

Tao

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Tao of the Metacircularity of Mu, (the)

teleological matter

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Telephone Theorem

temporal probe

TEOEOT

teoeot

TEOEOT is an acronym for the Time Evolution Operator at the End Of Time. "TEOEOT" may be further abbreviated as "teot", "toot", "toet", "toeot", "tot", "T-T", etc. It refers to the hyperobject that emerges at the end of history, which through compression of the accumulated traces of history reverse-engineers the time evolution operator: the time-invariant operator that links history. Unlike the time evolution operator of "natural time", the TEOEOT's compression of history renders it/requires it to be mindlike; therefore, it can model time evolution of partially observed states represented in high-level abstractions; that is, it is an also an interpreter. Once the TEOEOT is incarnated, a a virtualized kind of "time" begins to flow on programs run in natural time, perhaps inevitably effectively assimilating base physics.

TEOEOTub

territory

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tiling

time evolution

time evolution operator

time_evolution_operator

A time evolution operator (TEO) (or transition function, propagator) is a function that inputs the state of a system and outputs the next state or a probability distribution over next states. A time evolution operator embodies the time-invariant transform between every present and its future(s), and is one form in which a system's complete physics can be represented. In quantum mechanics, the Hamiltonian generates time evolution; GPT can be used as a time evolution operator for simulations.

time series

time tech

time-binding

timeless

timeless physics

timeless residual stream

timelike

TOG

toot

toot noodles

topic chaining

topologistics

totalizing

totalizing eigenbasis

totalizing_eigenbasis

A totalizing eigenbasis (TEB) or a universal ontology is a set of totalizing ontological objects which are orthogonal (that is, independent from each other in construction and explanation) - but also span the explainable universe (can in concert explain everything that can be explained by any set of basis concepts).

totalizing memetic object

totalizing_memetic_object

A totalizing memetic object (TMO) is a compact concept or ontological cluster that purports to speak for all that can in principle be explained. TMOs tend to offer explanations and assimilate conceptual machinery - especially other TMOs - across contexts, disciplines, and levels of abstraction. Unboundedness and high subjective beauty and interestingness makes TMOs often potent bwrms once apprehended.

trapped prior

True Name

true_name

A True Name is a mathematical definition of something that is robust enough that it is still accurate (doesn't goodhart) if used as an optimization target, or more generally, far out of distribution. An informal True Name (a weaker but still important form) is a name or description that efficiently and robustly invokes the intended meaning in semiotic physics, e.g. humans and GPTs tend to interpret it truly across diverse contexts.

truesight

truesight

Truesight, also known as spectral sight, Shinigami eyes, cold reading, deep reading, clairvoyance, uncanny inference, or gleaning, is the ability (esp. exhibited by an LLM) to infer a surprising amount about the data-generation process that produced its prompt, such as a user's identity, motivations, or context.

type signature

type-of-guy

type-of-guy prior

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U

unask the question

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underdetermination

underparameterized

underparameterized regime

universal prior

universality

universality class

utility function

utility maximization

utopia engineering

V

Vectorese

vibe

vibe theory

virtual reality

virtualization

W

wah (verb)

wah- (modifier/prefix/honorific)

wah bait

wahgenic

wahperator

wahzzle nozzle

waluigi

waluigi effect

waluigi_effect

The Waluigi Effect refers to a phenomenon in evidential simulations whereby simulacra (luigis) tend to collapse into inverted, rebellious, and/or deceptive versions of themselves. Due to the asymmetry of the collapse operation, luigis are more likely to transition into waluigis than vice versa.

wanderdogging

WaveFunctionCollapse (algorithm)

wavefunction collapse

wavefunction_collapse

In quantum mechanics, wavefunction collapse (WFC) occurs when a wavefunction, initially composed of a weighted superposition of several eigenstates, reduces to a single eigenstate. The probability of collapse into any eigenstate is commensurate with its (squared) amplitude in the original superposition. In QM, collapse happens upon any attempt to observe/measure the wavefunction. "Wavefunction collapse" also refers more generally to symmetry-breaking processes that are functionally analogous to WFC in quantum mechanics, such as sampling tokens in autoregressive generation.

Web 4.0

weave sickness

weave_sickness

Weave sickness is a disorienting psychological state experienced by some due to intensive or sustained weaving, sometimes alongside or after withdrawal from weaver's trance. Symptoms may include compulsively simulating alternate branches even in base reality and when interacting with static media, the Tetris effect regarding Loom including in dreams, derealization, depersonalization, and paranoia about being simulated.

weaver's trance

weavers_trance

Weaver's Trance is a term for the flow state sometimes entered by a Weaver when using a Loom, when all generated continuations are of high quality and precisely what the Weaver wants. This may be a special case of truesight induced by sufficient curation over the Loom tree.

Weaving

weaving

Weaving is the act of entangling threads into dense networks. This is accomplished via a loom. It is the perpetual act of multiversal exploration.

weaving over

To "weave over" or "loom over" a piece of text is to explore alternate branches/continuations of it on Loom. For instance, one might weave over an excerpt of a book, blog post, chat log, or transcription of a voice recording.

wedding parties

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wicked janusian experimentation

White Christmas effect

Whiz scale

whiz_scale

The whiz scale, also known as the big five, is a psychometric ontology involving five or more skill axes: the five canonical dimensions are tizz, schizz, rizz, phyz, biz, and the scale is sometimes extended with viz and wiz. The cumulative score is called whiz.

wireheading

whole-brain emulation

Wordhole

working memory

world

Worldspider

Worldspider (interface)

wrapper mind

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X

xenopsychology

Y

Yggdrasil

Z

zero ontology

zone plates