As a start, I copied all Alicorn's lines into a Markov text synthesizer . Some of the best results were:

"Whoa, there's an improvement, but it's subjectively objective."

"Okay, but every change is turning into bottom-line thinking like a collective action problem."

"If keeping my current job has higher expected utility than founding a brownie."

"I think he's just the unit of you shouldn't implement Really Extreme Altruism. Unless the teacher's password."

"If I wish to optimize for Rare Diseases in paperclips."

"My elephant wants a term for infanticide."

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Mysteriousness is a cult, and I am running on condescending.

18Randaly8yFrom another generator: "I'm going to solve metaethics." "I'm going, you're going to found the Society for infanticide." ""Snow is white" is failing to solve psychology." "Wait, wait, "this is white" is a more technical explanation?" "My utility function includes a semantic stopsign." "If keeping my current job has little XML tags on it that say the Least Convenient Possible World..."" "Sure, I'd take over the sanity waterline." "I'll be the symbol with ice cream trees." "So after we take over the alternative universe that is the Least Convenient Possible World..." "I want to tile the sanity waterline with the unit of a thing."
9Cthulhoo8yNot totally IT, but I tried it on Eliezer's "The 5-Second Level". Highlits include:

Shit Rationalists Say?

by Eneasz 1 min read25th Jan 2012120 comments


I assume everyone has run across at least one of the "Shit X's Say" format of videos? Such as Shit Skeptics Say. When done right it totally triggers the in-group warm-fuzzies. (Not to be confused with the nearly-identically formatted "Shit X's Say to Y's" which is mainly a way for Y's to complain about X's).

What sort of things do Rationalists often say that triggers this sort of in-group recognition which could be popped into a short video? A few I can think of...

You should sign up for cryonics. I want to see you in the future.

…intelligence explosion…

What’s your confidence interval?

You know what they say: one man’s Modus Ponens is another man’s Modus Tollens

This may sound a bit crazy right now, but hear me out…

What are your priors?

When the singularity comes that won’t be a problem anymore.

I like to think I’d do that, but I don’t fully trust myself. I am running on corrupted hardware after all.

I want to be with you, and I don’t foresee that changing in the near future.

…Bayesian statistics…

So Omega appears in front of you…

What would you say the probability of that event is, if your beliefs are true?