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Open thread, Jul. 17 - Jul. 23, 2017

I saw this same query in the last open thread. I suspect you aren't getting any responses because the answer is long and involved. I don't have time to give you the answer in full either, so I'll give you the quick version:

I am in the process of signing up with Alcor, because after ten years of both observing cryonics organizations myself and reading what other people say about them, Alcor has given a series of cues that they are the more professional cryonics organization.

So, the standard advice is: if you are young, healthy with a long life expectancy, and are not wealthy, choose C.I., because they are less expensive. If those criteria do not apply to you, choose Alcor, as they appear to be the more serious, professional organization.

In other words: choose C.I. as the type of death insurance you want to have, but probably won't use, or choose Alcor as the type of death insurance you probably will use.

Open thread, Dec. 12 - Dec. 18, 2016

Check out this FDA speculation.

Scott Alexander comments here.

2014 Less Wrong Census/Survey

Taken. Wasn't bothered by the length -- could be even longer next time.

2013 Less Wrong Census/Survey

I took the survey, and wanted it to be longer.

How habits work and how you may control them

I wanted to love this post, but stylistic issues got in the way.

It read too much like a gwern essay: certainly interesting, but in need of a summary and a guide for how it is practically applicable. A string of highlights and commentary with no clear underlying organization and conclusion is not optimally useful.

That being said, I appreciate you taking the time to create this post, as well as your call for constructive criticism.

Yet more "stupid" questions

It's not specifically rationalist, but Dune is what first comes to mind for "smart characters that win", at least in the first book.

High Challenge

Well, does time permit?

Rationality Quotes September 2013

"Not being able to get the future exactly right doesn’t mean you don’t have to think about it."

--Peter Thiel

Open thread, August 19-25, 2013

Hmmm. You do have some interesting ideas regarding cryonics funding that do sound promising, but to be safe I would talk to Alcor, specifically Diane Cremeens, about them directly to ensure ahead of time that they'll work for them.

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