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New organization - Future of Life Institute (FLI)

It looks childish to me. its looks the same as x-treme.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/XMakesAnythingCool

I guess its just me, and its of no real consequence. But it seems to trivialize such a serious subject as existential risk.

Extreme Rationality: It's Not That Great

I'm curious, how did you use rationality to develop fashion sense?

Rationality Quotes April 2014

What do we get if we Taboo socialism?

Rationality Quotes February 2014

Funny, this quote is almost exactly similar to one in "The Praise of Folly" by Erasmus. That whole book is an argument against rationality.

Dark Arts of Rationality

It helped me very much to follow utility "have (and enjoy) a date" instead of "find a relationship".

Why I haven't signed up for cryonics

In my experience bicycling is much safer. I have been cycling more or less everyday since I was at least since I was 8. and have never been in a life-threatening accident. however, while traveling by car, I have been in 2 or 3 potential life threatening crashes. But this will be very dependent of location culture and personal variables.

The genie knows, but doesn't care

If a FAI would have a utility function like "Maximise X while remaining Friendly", And the UFAI would just have "Maximise X". Then, If the FAI and a UFAI would be initiated simultaneously, I would expect them both to develop exponentially, but the UFAI would have more options available, thus have a steeper learning curve. So I'd expect that in this situation that the UFAI would go FOOM slightly sooner, and be able to disable the FAI.

Rationality Quotes January 2014

Carrots have no measurable positive effect on eyesight. Otherwise, good quote.

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