oge's Comments

Where are we?

Haha, I live in Lagos too. One day we'll have a proper meetup :)

Where are we?

Where in Nigeria?

Tentative Thoughts on the Cost Effectiveness of the SENS Foundation

Malnutrition is the visible surface symptom of "these are uncivilised, backwards people caught in a series of petty tribal wars".

I agree.

Could you tell me how you came about the list of African backward values? I currently live in an African country; I'd like the names of all the values I'd need to instil to avoid seeing preventable suffering around me.

(FYI I'd thought that having a public list of salaries and paying higher taxes, a la Norway, would be mostly sufficient to fix things)

Rescuing the Extropy Magazine archives

Perhaps put these files up on the Internet Archive (http://archive.org/upload/) so they're preserved "forever"

We need a better theory of happiness and suffering

Hey, turchin, do you mind explaining how you came about your final goals i.e. infinite evolution?

I'm looking for a way to test which final goal is more right. My current best guess for my final goal is, "avoiding pain and promoting play" and I've heard someone say, alternatively "beauty in the universe and eyes to see it." It would be neat if these different goals are reconcilable in some way.

Philosophical Parenthood

I would love to hear your opinion since I have many loved ones currently planning to have kids. Do you mind DMing me your opinion?

Philosophical Parenthood

Hi SquirrellInHell, how would you respond to the comment left on the original post that having kids is likely net bad for the kids but net good for the world?

Instead, the process you describe of "overthinking your motivations" and acting on abstract reasoning has led me to believe that having kids actually harms the kids. I'm not sacrificing their lives to the altruism of letting them improve the lives of everyone else.

Project Hufflepuff: Planting the Flag

Hey Ray, would you mind posting the notes from the unconference? With the CFAR hackathon coming up, the notes might give me ideas of hacks to work on.

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