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AI Box Role Plays

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The time has come to talk of whether pigs have wings

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Questions for the Singularity Summit

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Sweet Unconsciousness

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Rationality Quotes With Attributions Hidden: from Mein Kampf to Men****x

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Guardian Angels: Discrete Extrapolated Volitions

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Proposal: Rationality Quotes Thread With Attributions in rot13

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30 day karma

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Judging the intent of others favorably

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Analogies and learning

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>Many times on the internet I've seen people claim that something is more or less popular/known than it really is based on a poorly formulated Google search.

I've seen it too. Even Nate Silver did it in [this](http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/31/why-cant-canada-win-the-stanley-cup/?...(read more)

>I honestly can't think of a single instance where I was convinced of an informal, philosophical argument through an academic paper. Books, magazines, blog posts - sure, but papers just don't seem to be a thing.

I have been convinced of the invalidity of other arguments by academic papers.

I have ...(read more)

>Probably most importantly, what do you view as the purpose of SIAI's publishing papers? Or, if there are multiple purposes, which do you see as the most important?

In order to think of some things I do that only have one important purpose, it was necessary to perform the ritual of closing my eyes ...(read more)

["THE IMPACT OF INDIVIDUAL DEBIASING EFFORTS ON FINANCIAL DECISION EFFECTIVENESS IN THE SUPPLIER SELECTION PROCESS"](http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17031716&show=abstract)

[Supply Chain Inventory Replenishment: The Debiasing Effect of Declarative Knowledge](http://onlinelibrar...(read more)

However lately I realized I need to interact with other rationalists in order to further my development.

1) What made you believe this?

2) At present, what do you think are the best reasons for believing this?

[Teaching tree thinking through touch.](http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news-events/press-releases/teaching-tree-thinking-through-touch)

These experiments were done with video game trees showing evolutionary divergence, and this method of teaching outperformed traditional paper exercises. Perhaps a sim...(read more)

since presumably you're "updating" a lot, just like regular humans

It's a psychological trick to induce more updating than is normal. Normal human updating tends to be insufficient).

I say to myself in my mind, "nice clothes, nice clothes," alluding to [belief as attire](http://lesswrong.com/lw/i7/belief_as_attire/), and imagine they're wearing what most caused their statement.

For example, if someone said "Jesus never existed!" I might imagine them wearing a jacket that says "...(read more)

Presumably without the ribbons they'd have to be paid more. And the status perks seem tied to the same thing that causes people to call war dead "heroes."

What about infantry v. armor? Or helicopter pilots v. people piloting drones from a base in Nevada? "Military" isn't too homogeneous a category.