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I think this describes how Eliezer's grudge against academia has set back AI alignment (even the parts that aren't related to his organization, since his cultural influence has made this a wider norm).

Partly street design to reduce speeding, partly encouraging other mode shares over private cars (see e.g. here )

(Disclaimer: I'm ideological about disliking cars, which makes me less objective than I'd usually prefer to be on LW)

I wouldn't fret too much about bias here. It's hard to incorrectly read "0". :) Thanks for linking to a source.

We haven’t solved traffic or auto accidents

Worth noting that this is a policy failure, not a technological one. Some places have solved this - e.g. Oslo has 0-1 car deaths a year - but American cities are unwilling or unable to make the infrastructure changes it takes. I think this is related to the lack of celebration issues - we celebrate change and progress less, and achieve less progress that would require change, because we value progress less than we used to.

Interesting, how does Oslo do it? What are the infrastructure changes required?

I think I was at about the same place for most of it, but unfortunately I didn't write that one down and can't go back and check :/.

This mostly matches my experience. By far the most intense version of this I've had was the time I tried to play Chess and Go simultaneously (against two different people). I started sweating and shaking. This seems to suggest that not only is thinking a physical effort, you can push yourself much harder under some conditions than others (just like how deadlifts will physically exhaust you much faster than pushups, even if you push yourself to do pushups as hard as you think you can).

One of the functions/problems of funeral rituals is coordinating the direction support needs to go - people support people who were closer to the deceased/are having a harder time, and get support from people who are having less of a hard time.

I guess this means a funeral is a two-group event, at least along that axis - you have the group of people being comforted (family and close friends), and then the group of less-close acquaintances, who (aside from being there to deal with their own grief) are also there to comfort the first group (both by direct ac... (read more)

Wanted to give a thumbsup both to this framework and the algorithm generating it – I think this sort of comment (building towards explicit models you can apply towards understanding a problem) is good for discussion. The implication that people who didn't know the deceased as well can still provide value seems true. (Though I can imagine sometimes it getting weird if most of the people attending didn't know the person well).

I'm interested. I'm moving to the bay (work in MTV) in August. (I'm also interested in group houses and like kids, so if there's a shortage of grouphouse pro-kids people I totally have comparative advantage there).