That You'd Tell All Your Friends

by Eliezer Yudkowsky1 min read1st Mar 200953 comments


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Followup toThe Most Frequently Useful Thing

What's the number one thing that goes into a book on rationality, which would make you buy a copy of that book for a friend?  We can, of course, talk about all the ways that the rationality of the Distant World At Large needs to be improved.  But in this case - I think the more useful data might be the Near question, "With respect to the people I actually know, what do I want to see in that book, so that I can give the book to them to explain it?"

(And again, please think of your own answer-component before reading others' comments.)