The host has requested RSVPs for this event

1) We'll be meeting IRL this week at Nathan's place indoors.
2) If you have recommendations for future reading topics, post them on the Discord in
:alarm_clock:-meetup-discussion or contact Vishal via DM.
3) Bring a swimsuit!


The Carving of Reality Week 1 (

The "Best of LessWrong 2020" volumes are out, and as we do every year we're going to sample a bunch of the selected essays. They constitute a potpourri of various subjects, loosely connected by theme.  

Reading time: 1 hour

1. Jason Crawford - "Why haven't we celebrated any major achievements lately?":
2. Scott Alexander - "Studies on Slack":
3. Zvi Mowshowitz - "Simulacra Levels and their Interactions":
4. Alkjash - "Pain is not the unit of effort:

Location: 11841 Wagner St., Culver City

1) Things start winding down around 11:30 PM.
2) For parking: use street parking. Do not park in the driveway of the house.  Street parking is free and doesn't require any permits.

6:30PM - 7:00PM - Gathering/Chatting
7:00PM - 7:20PM - Surprise of the Week
7:20PM - 7:30PM - Announcements
7:30PM - 9:00PM - Topic Discussion
9:00PM - 11:30PM - Hanging Out

Contact: The best way to contact me (or anybody else who is attending the meetup) is through our Discord. Feel free to message Vishal or Nathan directly. Invitation link:

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