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The $125,000 Summer Singularity Challenge

$10k for the most efficient instrument of existential risk reduction, the most efficient way to do good.

Mental Crystallography

My friend thinks in print, usually in the font of whatever she last read. In conversation, she mentally transcribes every word. Not surprisingly, she reads super fast and dislikes homophonic puns.

Mental Crystallography

Interesting, so there is more than one way to read. Sorry, I had misread your comment.

Mental Crystallography

Of course your friend hallucinates stones: there's no other way to read, unless you're going to recite "black c4, white e3, ...". The intersections don't light up automatically: they must be "manually" switched on. Even a visual thinker must string words together in order to speak.

With practice you can learn to read. Start with visualizing one move ahead. That's only one extra stone on the board---anyone can learn to imagine that. Then work on imagining two stones...

"Feeling" the right move without reading is a separate skill. Both skills are fundamental to the game.