Meetup : West LA—Inside the 5-Second Level

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WHEN: 30 October 2013 07:00:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: 10850 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA

How to get in: Go to the Westside Tavern in the upstairs Wine Bar (all ages welcome), located inside the Westside Pavillion on the second floor, right by the movie theaters. The entrance sign says "Lounge".

Parking is free for three hours, or for longer if you are good at improvising.

Discussion:

ED-209: You have 5 seconds to comply. —RoboCop

Of all generalized rationality skills, this is the most important. If you cannot think the right thought in the first five seconds upon encountering anything, inertia will almost certainly carry you where you do not want to be. So the question for discussion is: what are the generalized principles for turning abstract principles into thoughts at the 5-second level? And how do we apply those principles to themselves, so that we use them on the 5-second level?

Recommended Reading

Prior exposure to Less Wrong is not required. However, if you show up without prior exposure to Less Wrong, you will be vaporized within five seconds.

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