Matt Goldenberg


Non-Coercive Motivation
Changing your Mind With Memory Reconsolidation

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I just realized that humans are misaligned mesaoptimizers. Evolution "wanted" us to be pure reproduction maximizers but because of our training distribution we ended up valuing things like love, truth and beauty as terminal values. We're simply misaligned AIs run amok.

Secure homes for digital people

Woah 😳. Didn't even think of this use case for a Blockchain.

Tell the Truth

US government has never taken down an illicit drug rung by breaking Tor itself.

The policy of the US government is to reconstruct a plausible narrative of how they caught the offender if they use exploits like this so that they can continue to use them in future.

If you look at the number of dark markets that have used Tor and been shutdown by the feds, I don't think it's implausible that Tor is already compromised.

True Stories of Algorithmic Improvement

Moore's law simply means that the 44x less compute is 11x cheaper, right? Moore's law doesn't make algorithms need less compute, just lowers the cost of that compute.

My experience at and around MIRI and CFAR (inspired by Zoe Curzi's writeup of experiences at Leverage)

I guess it depends whether you care about evolution's goals or your own.  If the way that evolution did it was to massively change what you care about/what's meaningful after you have children, then it seems it did it in a way that's mind warping.

Prioritization Research for Advancing Wisdom and Intelligence

But I'd be up for more research to decide if things like that are the best way forward :)


And I'd be up for more experiments to see if this is a better way forward.

My experience at and around MIRI and CFAR (inspired by Zoe Curzi's writeup of experiences at Leverage)

I suppose one hypothesis here is that having a kid is dangerously mind warping on the same level as psychedelics.

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