This Sunday at 12pm (PT), we're running another session of "lightning talks" by curated LessWrong authors (see here for previous weeks' transcripts). This time fully in Gather Town!

  • For the first hour, we will have a series of lightning talks each lasting about 5 minutes followed by discussion. The talks will be short and focus on presenting one core idea well, rather than rushing through a lot of content.
  • From 1PM to 2PM, we'll just be casually hanging out in Gather Town. If you are not interested in the talks, feel free to just show up for this part (or the other way around).
  • We want to give top LessWrong writers an interesting space to discuss their ideas, and have more fruitful collaboration between users. Think of it like a cross between an academic colloquium and some friends chatting by a whiteboard.

If you're a curated author and interested in giving a 5-min talk at a future event, which will then be transcribed and edited, sign up here.


  • Alex Zhu: The Internet Oasis of Sanity
  • Martin Sustrik: The Swiss Political System
  • Steve Byrnes: "Little glimpses of empathy" as the foundation for social emotions


When? Sunday October 11th, 12:00PM (PT)


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