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Cruxes I Have With Many LW Readers

There's a crux I seem to have with a lot of LWers that I've struggled to put my finger on for a long time but I think reduces to some combination of:

  • faith in elegance vs. expectation of messiness;
  • preference for axioms vs. examples;
  • identification as primarily a scientist/truth-seeker vs. as an engineer/builder.

I tend to be more inclined towards the latter in each case, whereas I think a lot of LWers are inclined towards the former, with the potential exception of the author of realism about rationality, who seems to

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In an interesting turn of events, John Carmack announced today that he'll be pivoting to work on AGI.

9NaiveTortoise5moAt this point, I basically agree that we agree and that the most useful follow up action is for someone (read: me) to actually be the change they want to see and write some (object-level), and ideally good, content from a more engineering-y bent. As I mentioned in my reply to jimrandomh, a book review seems like a good place for me to start.
2Ruby5moCool. Looking forward to it!

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by NaiveTortoise 1 min read11th Aug 201853 comments


In light of reading Hazard's Shortform Feed -- which I really enjoy -- based on Raemon's Shortform feed, I'm making my own. There be thoughts here. Hopefully, this will also get me posting more.