Extradimensional Cephalopod: I’m an eccentric existentialist philosopher and high-functioning chuuni. While I have little in the way of formal credentials in cognitive science (having studied engineering), I’ve devoted most of my waking time to studying and solving problems of the mind, influenced in large part by the aspiring rationality movement. In my arrogance, I believe that the resulting ideas might stand on their own, and am working to test that belief. My specialty is paradigms of conscious thought: mindsets and motivations. My ultimate goal is to catch the rest of the world up with the wisdom and principles of rationality that are already known, so that we can build a self-advancing enlightened society that does things deliberately. In other words, I focus on instilling intelligence and ethics in people, which might hopefully be useful to the pursuit of instilling them in machines (even after taking into account the obvious hardware differences). Ideally, I’d like to find people here with the initiative to help change the world by helping the general populace learn the methods of forming more accurate pictures of reality and creating systems with foresight and conscientiousness. Looking forward to seeing where this community will go!
Extradimensional Cephalopod a.k.a. ExCeph, a.k.a. XF, a.k.a. “a handsome, brooding Cthulhu” (website: https://wordpress.com/view/ginnungagapfoundation.wordpress.com)