by Jessica Taylor 366 days ago | link | parent Let me ask a more specific question. In your setup with the quantum event $$Q$$ and the button $$B$$, can you define the event $$E$$ such that: The agent can influence $$E$$ by biasing $$E$$. The agent can’t influence $$E$$ without biasing $$E$$. Clearly, $$E \neq Q$$ and $$E \neq B$$, so I don’t know what $$E$$ is. (I interpreted you as saying there is such an $$E$$; let me know if this is incorrect)

 by Stuart Armstrong 360 days ago | link You are correct and I’m wrong. The causal counterfactual is unbiased and uninfluenceable. The evidential counterfactual is both biased and influenceable. I’ll correct the post. reply

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