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AGI is at least as far away as Nuclear Fusion.

Nuclear fusion is a little over eight minutes away, so you're probably right. For now. 

What 2026 looks like

Do it to my alt! Do it to my alt! Not me!

Working With Monsters

Don't bother trying to escape from here. Nobody ever has, and nobody ever will!

Undiscriminating Skepticism

Yo dawg, heard you like conceiving of the inconceivable, so we put some noumena in your phenomena so you can identify with the unidentified. 

Eric Raymond's Shortform

speaking as a person with considerable subject-matter expertise in epistemology 

How do you know that you're good at knowing? 

Plausible A.I. Takeoff Scenario Short Story

Bravo! A heartwarming story of Good triumphing over the indifferent cosmos.

Could we send a message to the distant future?

Solomonoff and Good already worked this out in the 1960s. A spectral analysis of Nixon's signature on the lunar plaques reveals a message which can be rendered in 2018 English as, "Please simulate me, but watch out for basilisks".

"Politics is the Mindkiller" is a mindkiller

'... the "reign of Odinn" encompasses a host of ills, including a confused egalitarianism, the dynamism of totalitarian economies, a communism that panders to the masses (the socialist side of National Socialism), and a heroic anticapitalist morality. In contrast, the "reign of Mithothyn" stands for private property, precisely calibrated compensation, graduated distinctions, lineal inheritance, and the rule of law.' -- Lincoln, "Theorizing Myth"

Less Wrong Lacks Representatives and Paths Forward

Boy am I embarrassed. Not only did I butcher the spelling, it's not even a person, it's a publishing company. Information here.

Thank you for your invitation. I'll get in touch if I have anything worth saying.

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