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What is filling the hole left by religion?

None of this is to say that religions don't sometimes do bad things

Furthermore, self-improvement has a lot of potential for harm too.

$1000 bounty for OpenAI to show whether GPT3 was "deliberately" pretending to be stupider than it is

I don't think this is that crazy of a request. Many of the other fields of machine learning have robust visualizations that hazard at what the AI is "thinking." I haven't seen an equivalent thing for Transformer-based NLPs, but why not?

Should we stop using the term 'Rationalist'?

+1 for "Lesswrongers" or "the LessWrong community"

A name for an emergent community is going to have to also be, well, emergent. But you can nudge that emergence in the direction you choose. I think LessWronger is the next natural candidate. I was introduced to a group once as a "LessWronger" even though today is my first time posting or upvoting anything here despite being an avid SSCer for 3 years. I've always been aware of LW, and the label would have been OK for me.

Philip Dhingra's Shortform

I'm reading De Pony Sum's excellent list of demands for the protests, but I can't help but thinking none of these things will ever happen because it's just "not American." For example, eliminating cash bonds. You'd think that that exists because of special interests, i.e., private bondsmen, but I think it's just because of America's "tough shit" culture.

Which brings me to a bigger point, which as always, for me, is China. It would be nice if Taiwan, Singapore, or Japan became the new leading hegemon, a... (read more)

Another way of asking this is "does Moloch always win?" I hope not, but I don't have a lot of evidence for it. It's conceivable that the biggest/strongest polity will always be unpleasant for the majority of subjects, and the best plan is to be in the minority - either the lucky set in the hegemon, or in a smaller, satellite state.