|Ruben Bloom||v1.4.0Oct 1st 2020||(+249/-18)|
|brook||v1.3.0Aug 10th 2020||(+13)|
|brook||v1.2.0Aug 10th 2020||(+678)|
|Multicore||v1.1.0Jul 31st 2020||(+286/-219)|
A candy bar is asuperstimulus: it contains more concentrated sugar, salt, and fat than anything that exists in the ancestral environment.
A candy bar matches taste buds that evolved in a hunter-gatherer environment, but it matches those taste buds much more strongly than anything that actually existed in the hunter-gatherer environment. The signal that once reliably correlated to healthy food has been hijacked, blotted out with a point in tastespace that wasn't in the training dataset - an impossibly distant outlier on the old ancestral graphs.