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Ben Goertzel's "Kinds of Minds"

Thank you.  Also Sloman's  The structure of the space of possible minds. All these are worthwhile articles, but I'd like to highlight Goertzel's discussion of kinds of embodiment.

Second Citizenships, Residencies, and/or Temporary Relocation

Israel: "A monthly payment...Assistance finding a place to live...Free Hebrew classes...Probably quite a bit more." There is a basket of benefits: The point is to help in settling into the country.

In total, these are not a lot of money, but do ease the process of absorption.

Second Citizenships, Residencies, and/or Temporary Relocation

Israel: "Waived taxes for 10 years!... (These may not be fully waived; maybe they’re just reduced. ...)." Reduced is a better way to say it. Various taxes, including income and property tax, are reduced. 

The 10-year period you are thinking of is on income generated investments. from outside Israel. If you are American, however, that does not much help as the US government will then grab the tax (as there is then no "double taxation" issue for those 10 years).

Second Citizenships, Residencies, and/or Temporary Relocation

"[p]rograms in...Israel require your physical presence in the country." You are expected to be moving here, but preliminary registration steps (which that sentence is mostly talking about) are usually done from outside Israel.

Second Citizenships, Residencies, and/or Temporary Relocation

Where did you see that "Israel... tax[es] citizens living anywhere in the world"? I've never heard of that.  Various sources state that  it  only the United States and Eritrea.

Centrally planned war

Delegation of authority -- "management by objectives" -- is the newer style of command since World War II.  The lower-level commanders are given goals but are allowed to choose how to achieve them. This was only enabled by improved communication and control measures.

[LIVE!!] LW/EA New Year's Ultra Party

Thank you, organizers! Amazing virtual space and  event! I hope that something similar can be done often.

Using false but instrumentally rational beliefs for your career?

If you have goals that justify working hard, like the satisfaction of a job well done; or hopes for a professor position; then do  that. 

If your goals justify not working hard, like enjoying your doctoral stipend while gliding through and  then moving to some other profession, then do that.

Stuart Russell at the SlateStarCodex Online Meetup

New event post with the new online-events feature.

Michael Vassar at SlateStarCodex Online Meetup

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