Julija Kobrinovich

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Value of building an online "knowledge web"

I tried to use Roam about a month ago. I like the idea, but Roam has bugs, when I use it from PC, and wasn't working on my laptop at all. It is just not ready to invest time.

Disasters

There is another type of disaster that is not mentioned: war.

Not nuclear war, but more or less "ordinary", or civil war.

I think, that most of those who read Less Wrong believe that civil war or neighboring country invasion is highly improbable for their countries, and that the chances of a nuclear strike are even higher.

I live in Eastern Ukraine, and when in 2014 the war began, it was a complete surprise and shock for everyone.

I live in the region adjacent to those where military operations are ongoing, and in 2014-2015 the question of preparing for some kind of emergency actions in case the war reaches us has become practical, not theoretical. My own plans (fortunately, the need to implement them did not arise) and communication with refugees showed that the most important are:

  • Car (old and reliable, because a new one will be confiscated) and gasoline supply
  • cash
  • friends or relatives (with whom you have a good relationship) who live in other cities or countries and are ready to help you start living in a new place
  • warm clothes for the whole family.
  • "alarm package" with documents and medicines.

And it is extremely important:

  • surround yourself with attentive, adequate and strong people. My first plan included a series of arrangements with friends who were also involved in martial arts. (In fact, all the agreements and the Plan began as a strategic game about what to do if zombies attack we played several years before.)
  • do not become attached: to home, things and work. Do not buy real estate as main investment in your future.
Synthesis of subagents: exercise

Yes it does. I was “hooked” by this whole idea also because screenwriting is a legacy of the theater, and theater, and the mysteries that preceded it, were used in ancient times as a “psychotherapeutic” tool. (If we have the right to say so).


I read the description of the ancient Egyptian mysteries (I don’t know to what extent it corresponded to the truth) - there in the first "acts" they talked about Osiris, his history, etc., always emphasizing his "sunny", "summer" nature. And at the very end of the mystery, the priest whispered in the ear of the initiate: "Osiris is a dark god." Even in a simple retelling, this phrase was to some extent a shock - at the same time as surprise and “synthesis”.

Rationality Exercises Prize of September 2019 ($1,000)

I want to share an exercise that I have been using for a long time - to integrate ideas and subagents (if to speak using multiagent model of mind)