Assorted Topics - Los Angeles LW/SSC Meetup #152 (Wednesday, July 14th)



1. Neel Nanda "Intentionally Making Close Friends". The how and why of optimizing for close friendships.

2. Jason Crawford "Precognition". You don't need to predict the future if nearly everyone else is stuck in the past.

3. Astral Codex: "Lockdown Effectiveness: Much More Than You Wanted To Know" Lockdowns worked, but timing seems more important than severity in a sense. Also, the error bars are big so it's hard to be conclusive.

4. Schonegger: "What's Up With the Anti-Natalists?" Anti-natalist views are strongly associated with psychopathy and Machiavellianism, has a complex relationship with depression.


Please come even if you think you wouldn't fit in or don't consider yourself a "meetup" person. Multiple people who are now regulars had similar misgivings but found themselves having a good time!

Location:  10200 Venice Blvd #201, Culver City, CA.  Please be vaccinated, this is an indoors venue.

Time: 6:30 pm (July 14th)

Parking: The strip mall where the venue is located should have parking.  There may be street parking around the area but please check the signs!

Contact: The best way to contact me (or anybody else who is attending the meetup) is through our Discord. Feel free to message me (T3t) directly. Invitation link:

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