English Subtitles for Quickie: The Hofstadter-Möbius Loop



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it's a quickie<font color="#E5E5E5"> which is a quickie</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> which</font> is a quickie<font color="#CCCCCC"> which is a quickie which is</font> a quickie<font color="#CCCCCC"> which is a quickie</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> in the</font> novel 2010 Odyssey<font color="#CCCCCC"> two arthur c-- clark</font> introduced us to the<font color="#CCCCCC"> concept of a</font> Hofstadter<font color="#E5E5E5"> mobius</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> we a</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> ha standard loop</font>

or a strange<font color="#E5E5E5"> loop</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> it's where you loop</font> back<font color="#CCCCCC"> around to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> your starting point</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> even</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">though you've only moved in</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> one</font> direction<font color="#CCCCCC"> a Mobius loop is a loop</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> of the</font> twist<font color="#CCCCCC"> halfway around so</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that you're on</font> the other<font color="#E5E5E5"> side when you move back so a</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">house Saturn Mobius</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> loop is one we're</font> moving in one direction<font color="#CCCCCC"> leads you to the</font> opposite conclusion<font color="#CCCCCC"> and then lead you</font> back to<font color="#CCCCCC"> the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> first one it's the</font> explanation for why<font color="#E5E5E5"> Hal 9000</font> malfunctioned<font color="#E5E5E5"> until the crew in the</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">first book he</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> was built to accurately</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">provide information</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> without distortion</font> or concealment <font color="#E5E5E5">but he was</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> also ordered</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to keep the true</font> mission<font color="#CCCCCC"> objectives secret</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font> contradiction drove Hal to a kind<font color="#E5E5E5"> of</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">psychosis where the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> only way out of the</font> paradox was to kill the<font color="#CCCCCC"> crew</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> since he</font> was capable of<font color="#E5E5E5"> completing the mission</font> autonomously in case of an accident<font color="#CCCCCC"> and</font> once the crew were dead he no longer<font color="#CCCCCC"> have</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> each secrets from them</font>

the political<font color="#CCCCCC"> ramifications are obvious</font> it's dangerous<font color="#CCCCCC"> to be armed unless you're</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">the police if you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> do</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> drugs you go to</font> jail but<font color="#CCCCCC"> a celebrity goes into rehab and</font> a<font color="#E5E5E5"> politician goes on the campaign trail</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">it's</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> related</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to special</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> pleading</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and the</font>

democracy balance<font color="#E5E5E5"> an example of a more</font> complex<font color="#E5E5E5"> Hofstadter</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> mobius Lee from our W</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">Grant's poem see incredible bread</font> machine<font color="#E5E5E5"> you're gouging</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> on your prices if</font> you charge<font color="#E5E5E5"> more than the rest but it's</font> unfair competition if you think you can

charge less<font color="#CCCCCC"> a second</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> point that we</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> would</font> make to<font color="#E5E5E5"> help avoid confusion don't try</font> to charge the same amount<font color="#CCCCCC"> that would</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> be</font> collusion<font color="#E5E5E5"> it could also be used as a way</font> around<font color="#CCCCCC"> not</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> having a defense fear of</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">bogosity take a homeopathic</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> remedy</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> if</font>

you get better<font color="#E5E5E5"> it</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> works</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> if you stay the</font> same it stops it<font color="#CCCCCC"> from getting</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> worse</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and</font> if you do get worse<font color="#CCCCCC"> you didn't use</font> enough<font color="#CCCCCC"> take with economic stimulus</font> economy gets better <font color="#CCCCCC">it'd work</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> if it did</font>

it didn't spend enough<font color="#E5E5E5"> how about this</font> one you can stop paying taxes by<font color="#CCCCCC"> leaving</font> the<font color="#CCCCCC"> country but if you try your tax</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">thousands of dollars if not</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> more and if</font> you're rich people<font color="#CCCCCC"> only complain that</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">you're leaving so you can stop paying</font>

taxes like they did<font color="#E5E5E5"> with Facebook</font> co-founder Eduardo Saverin <font color="#E5E5E5">psychologically</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> speaking the Hostetter</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">mobius</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> loses a form of</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> schizophrenia</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">resulting in holding conflicting beliefs</font> or dealing<font color="#E5E5E5"> with conflicting orders or</font>

objectives<font color="#E5E5E5"> and trying to hold on to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> it</font> all through<font color="#CCCCCC"> cognitive dissonance</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and</font> Morton's fork<font color="#E5E5E5"> like how we</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> try</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">navigate as best as we can</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> through</font> conflicting objectives and ideas but trying to<font color="#E5E5E5"> accept it all leads to a</font>

poisoned mind<font color="#E5E5E5"> that will defend</font> atrocities really the only<font color="#E5E5E5"> proper thing</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">to do here</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> is to tell the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> person</font> demanding you accept the contradiction <font color="#CCCCCC">to go jump</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> in a</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> lake</font> you

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Video Description

The Hofstadter-Möbius Loop is when someone holds two contradictory beliefs about the same thing. Think Special Pleading with a heaping helping of the Democracy Fallacy dined with Morton's Fork.

The Hofstadter-Möbius Loop http://lance-wandering.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-hofstadter-moebius-loop.html
Tom Smith and His Incredible Bread Machine https://mises.org/library/tom-smith-and-his-incredible-bread-machine

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