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The Growth of My Pessimism: Transhumanism, Immortalism, Effective Altruism.

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Sidekick Matchmaking - How to tackle the problem?

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Effectively Less Altruistically Wrong Codex

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Lesswrong, Effective Altruism Forum and Slate Star Codex: Harm Reduction

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Confession Thread: Mistakes as an aspiring rationalist

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Compilation of currently existing project ideas to significantly impact the world

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Sidekick Matchmaking

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An alarming fact about the anti-aging community

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Human Minds are Fragile

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Should EA's be Superrational cooperators?

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Copied from the Heterodox Effective Altruism facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1449282541750667/): Giego Caleiro I've read the comments and now speak as me, not as Admin: It sems to me that the Zurich people were right to exclude Roland from their events. Let me lay out the reasons ...(read more)

Eric Weinstein argues strongly against returns being 20century level, and says they are now vector fields, not scalars. I concur (not that I matter)

The Girardian conclusion, and general approach of this text make sense. But the strategy that is best is forgiving 2 tits for tat, or something like that, worth emphasizing. Also it seems you are putting some moral value in long term mating that doesn't necessarily reflect our emotional systems or...(read more)

This sounds cool. Somehow it reminded me of an old, old essay by Russell on architecture.

It's not that relevant, so just if [people are curious](https://books.google.com/books?id=CnlbMP_vBmgC&pg=PA28&lpg=PA28&dq=architecture+and+social+questions&source=bl&ots=ggGT3uSeyT&sig=-1VTdmF4gHIRdajkHgooxg...(read more)

I am now a person who moved during adulthood, and I can report past me was right except he did not account for rent.

It seems to me the far self is more orthogonal to your happiness. You can try to optimize for maximal long term happiness.

Interesting that I conveyed that. I agree with Owen Cotton Barratt that we ought to focus efforts now into sooner paths (fast takeoff soon) and not in the other paths because more resources will be allocated to FAI in the future, even if fast takeoff soon is a low probability.

I personally work on...(read more)

Not my reading. My reading is that Musk thinks people should not consider the probability of succeding as a spacecraft startup (0% historically) but instead should reason from first principles, such as thinking what are the materials from which a rocket is made, then building the costs from the grou...(read more)

You have correctly identified that I wrote this post while very unhappy. The comments, as you can see by their lighthearted tone, I wrote pretty happy.

Yes, I stand by those words even now (that I am happy).

I am more confident that we can produce software that can classify images, music and faces correctly than I am that we can integrate multimodal aspects of these modulae into a coherent being that thinks it has a self, goals, identity, and that can reason about morality. That's what I tried to addres...(read more)