Here's a 32-minute presentation I made to provide an introduction to some of the core LessWrong concepts for a general audience:
You Are a Brain [Google Slides] - public domain
I already posted this here in 2009 and some commenters asked for a video, so I immediately recorded one six years later. This time the audience isn't teens from my former youth group, it's employees who work at my software company where we have a seminar series on Thursday afternoons.
This is really good. I think that a summary of what the presentation covers would be useful as well. I wrote a draft one below:
'You Are A Brain' is a presentation by Liron Shapira that is tailored for a general audience and provides an introduction to some of the the core LessWrong concepts including:
This is excellent!
And it also reminds me of this, reminding that "you" are not even your whole brain, just the tiny sliver of it that runs the introspection/self-awareness logic.
Your original post caused me to make this PowerPoint presentation which I've used in my game theory class.
Oh sweet. Great slides, lots of other valuable material there.
Just so you know, Rationality: From AI to Zombies is available for free at intelligence.org if you set the price to $0.00.
Good content, however I'd have preferred "You Are A Mind" or similar. You are an emergent system centered on the brain and influences upon it, or somesuch. It's just that "brain" has come to refer to 2 distinct entities -- the anatomical brain, and then the physical system generating your self. The two are not identical.