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[2019-04-27] Happy

PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:08 pm
by NeatNit
https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/happy-3

Image

Bonus panel (fucking huge)

I am ever more in favor of this as a longterm policy for the universe.



This is basically what utilitarianism is about, isn't it? Sounds good. I can live with that. Er, kind of.


And what the fuck is with that votey?

Re: [2019-04-27] Happy

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:14 am
by Asherian
I mean, mostly but with a lot more bleak terrible implications than normally get owned to about the system.

The votey looks fine on mobile but.. yeah. That's some noise.

Re: [2019-04-27] Happy

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:08 pm
by RecoveringCatholic
Perhaps I'm dense but I don't get this one at all.

Is this some sort of visual punning on the second law of thermodynamics and the "heat death" of the universe?

Re: [2019-04-27] Happy

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:16 pm
by StCredZero
RecoveringCatholic wrote:Perhaps I'm dense but I don't get this one at all.

Is this some sort of visual punning on the second law of thermodynamics and the "heat death" of the universe?


It's like one of the Vsauce episodes where they talk about the smiley-face AI super-optimizer. (As opposed to the paperclip optimizer.)

Re: [2019-04-27] Happy

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:04 pm
by NeatNit
RecoveringCatholic wrote:Perhaps I'm dense but I don't get this one at all.

Is this some sort of visual punning on the second law of thermodynamics and the "heat death" of the universe?

It's another one of Zach's dumb (read: great) stories where stuff just kind of happen.

In this case there's an entity, which seems to be all-powerful, whose goal is to maximize happiness in the universe. I don't think Zach took thermodynamics into consideration here.