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What plausible beliefs do you think could likely get someone diagnosed with a mental illness by a psychiatrist?

Thanks for the clarifying question. It's the impersonal "you"; although I think specifically the personal "you" would be even more interesting. I updated the question.

What plausible beliefs do you think could likely get someone diagnosed with a mental illness by a psychiatrist?

Believing you're likely in a simulation

Various lifestyles: believing that polyamory can be an healthy relationship structure; believing practicing various kinks and sexual interests can be healthy

What are beliefs you wouldn't want (or would feel apprehensive about being) public if you had (or have) them?

Thank you for your answer! I'd want you to expand on all points, but will be more reasonable and prioritize my curiosity; re 2: does it creates more failures than successes because a) more people start a startup as a result, thinking it will be easier than it is, b) harder to get profit because competition is more fierce, or c) other reasons?

Whole Brain Emulation: Looking At Progress On C. elgans

For your information, the above two links were judged as wrong

@davidad, any updates on your work?

What could a World Unification Index track to measure how unified the world is, was, and is becoming?

I have the impression that the more unified the world is, a) the less likely wars are, b) the easier it is to coordinate to solve global problems. It would also create more economic prosperity. But some forms of globalisation could also make our civilisation less robust. Anders Sandberg says the extent a feature is globalize should be proportional to the extent that feature's impact is global (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91FKgBURAV0).

LessWrong 2.0 Feature Roadmap & Feature Suggestions

@habryka, I don't see Intercom, but I'm still interested in having my username changed; thank you!

If Antarctic became hospitable to humans, and consequently received a mass migration, what are likely ways the Antarctic legal system could evolve?

ah, right, the premise of my question might be wrong! do you think colonies is a more likely outcome? why? (will update the question's description)

What could a World Unification Index track to measure how unified the world is, was, and is becoming?

Some variables I would be interested in seeing tracked include:

  • the distribution on the number of people a person can communicate with (without translators; both fluently and at a basic level)
  • how good and easy to use translators are getting (including audio<>text conversion)
  • how much countries are legally merging (ex.: EU) or fragmenting (ex.: UK?), including level of desire to separate (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_active_separatist_movements)
  • how much art (music, books, movies) are consumed internationally vs locally
  • how much other cultural elements are getting globally adopted (ex.: food, clothing)
  • how much international products / services are getting consumed
  • what fraction of people are multiracial, and multiracial to which extent on average
If Antarctic became hospitable to humans, and consequently received a mass migration, what are likely ways the Antarctic legal system could evolve?

Epistemic status: arm chair thinking

I wonder if an Antarctic mass migration would lead to the UN working closer together to develop international laws, which would consequently increase international cooperation.

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