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Glenn Beck discusses the Singularity, cites SI researchers

Meandering from that post, came across this graph of productivity versus employment. I'm fairly convinced technology is the leading factor in the divergence, even though others mention the financial sector and probably politically-motivated concerns about different presidents.

Not sure if we will experience another industrial revolution scenario of labor devaluation or whether this change will be qualitatively different.

I wonder who will benefit fiscally from booms in non-human productivity, and whether monetary gain will still mean the same thing it recently has.

Rationality Quotes June 2012


  • Robert Cialdini, author of "Influence"
Review: Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

Wouldn't lower prices for top American universities, e.g., lower the number of children born? I am under the impression that poverty is conducive to birthing more children.

Review: Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

I'm having difficulty mapping that line of reasoning for some reason.

How, in practice, might a Westerner couple not having a kid exert influence on a non-Western couple having a kid? By what mechanisms are non-Western births influenced by Western births?

Review: Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

any abdication on your part will be picked up by developing countries

Having trouble parsing, could you explain what that means, perhaps by example?

Have you changed your mind lately? On what?

I think you just broke LW's new commenter CSS.


A more controllable damage signaling system would be great. People are working on it.

Sounds interesting, who?

Build Small Skills in the Right Order

Our brains can add in these tones when they feel certain ways without it being consciously available. Tough stuff to keep out of discourse, our language is geared toward opinionated conflict in any case.

This post is for sacrificing my credibility!
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