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Theory of Knowledge (rationality outreach)

Don't count much on it though. It's only a future project. It depends on how my next years in university go.

Theory of Knowledge (rationality outreach)

I did the IB diploma program too. Except I live in Spain, so I had to follow both the Spanish education system and the IB diploma at the same time. We actually had three different philosophy subjects in two years: Philosophy, History of Philosophy and TOK. All three were absolute shit. Well, we did actually learn about the history of philosophy: we had to memorize every detail about ancient philosophers' thoughts, from the presocratics (Thales, Pythagoras...) to Nietzsche (nothing beyond 1900 though). We didn't actually learn much about actual philosophy ... (read more)

1Swimmer96310yThis strikes me as an important thing to do. Good luck with it! (Incidentally, is there a demand for Less Wrong material in French? I expect I'm fluent enough to translate some of the articles.)
Spaniard Lesswrongers, Unite!

¡Hola! Yo vivo en España, pero de momento no estoy muy metido en esto de LessWrong. Leí unos cuantos artículos y como me parecieron interesantes decidí crear un usuario. Ahora mismo tengo poco tiempo libre (y poca capacidad de concentración) así que no puedo leérmelos todos. Además, por ahora prefiero no mezclar mi identidad online con el mundo real, así que no, no voy a apuntarme a ninguna quedada.

No creo que encuentres muchos otros españoles por aquí. Siempre he pensado que a internet le faltan páginas "geeks" (como xkcd, LessWrong... quizá geek no es la palabra correcta) en español. Puedo escribir en inglés pero me siento como... oprimido por la falta de vocabulario.

0Raw_Power11yBuajajajaja, ya verás cómo esta weeeb te sooorbe y absooorbe y al final no podrás aguantarte las ganas de vernos en persona, porque somos así de guays, y porque las alianzas y contacts que estableces online se vuelven mucho más sólidos, útiles y explotables in Real Life. Pero te recomiendo que no te precipites: lo primero es conocer gente y tener una red virtual que desees encarnar.
Open Thread, January 2011

I still have my doubts about cryonics. I believe people here are a bit too optimistic about the future. How confident are you that the “molecular nanotechnology” necessary to repair cells will be developed within 100 or 200 years? If Alcor had been founded in 1800, would it have survived the industrial revolution and both world wars?

About neuropreservation, is it that easy to grow a new body? I mean, there is a big difference between just fixing some broken cells and completely creating a whole body. Even if it's possible, it'll probably be much more expen... (read more)

Welcome to Less Wrong!

Well, maybe, but in this thread I counted 14 people that lived in English-speaking countries and only 3 that didn't. And there doesn't seem to be anyone Spanish (which is the most spoken language after English and Chinese) in the whole site.

0wedrifid11yNone that I have been made aware of.
Welcome to Less Wrong!

Hello, I've been lurking LessWrong for some time, and I have finally decided to make an account to add my comments. I also expect to post an article every now and then.

I am Spanish, which seems rare because it's hard to find non-English people here. I'm studying Computer Science and maybe in the future I'll get a master's degree in AI. I'm interested in computers, the brain, AI, rationality, futurism, transhumanism, etc. Oh, and I love Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality.

0wedrifid11yThere are quite a few for whom English is a second language.