1. Neel Nanda "Intentionally Making Close Friends". https://www.greaterwrong.com/posts/pfibDHFZ3waBo6pAc/intentionally-making-close-friends The how and why of optimizing for close friendships.
2. Jason Crawford "Precognition". https://www.greaterwrong.com/posts/yyDrMYBfvYtKbmPmm/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" https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/lockdown-effectiveness-much-more 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?" https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09515089.2021.1946026 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: https://discord.gg/TaYjsvN