Re-reading Rationality From AI To Zombies
I first read The Sequences about eight years ago when I was a sophomore in college. They had a huge influence on me. When I read through them, I knew I found my tribe in the LessWrong community. But that was a long time ago, and I think I'd really benefit from re-reading them.
More specifically, I think I need to actively engage with them, not just passively consume them. Summarize, explain in my own words, comment on, critique, extend — stuff like that. Educational psychologists say that all of this is key for developing a real understanding of something, so that's what I'm going to do here. So then, don't think of this as some sort of authoritative resource. I'm just a guy.
I guess this sorta goes without saying, but I would really welcome discussion in the comments. As I said, I'm really trying to engage with the material, and conversation is a great way to do that. For your benefit as well as mine! I think that this sort of active engagement is a big time low hanging fruit. Maybe I'll also set up video chat as a way to complement text-based chat.
Of course, by participating on LessWrong in general, we are engaging with this material in some sense. But I think that it'd be useful to engage with it more directly. Or maybe I'm just jealous of the OGs from the Overcoming Bias days who were around when The Sequences were being written and got to participate in those discussions.