Arbital postmortem

alexei
30 Jan 2018 13:48 UTC
309 points
107 comments19 min readLW link

Eight Short Studies On Excuses

Scott Alexander
20 Apr 2010 23:01 UTC
265 points
229 comments10 min readLW link

Generalizing From One Example

Scott Alexander
28 Apr 2009 22:00 UTC
262 points
411 comments6 min readLW link

Thoughts on the Singularity Institute (SI)

HoldenKarnofsky
11 May 2012 4:31 UTC
260 points
1,284 comments29 min readLW link

My attempt to explain Looking, insight meditation, and enlightenment in non-mysterious terms

Kaj_Sotala
8 Mar 2018 7:37 UTC
254 points
120 comments17 min readLW link

Diseased thinking: dissolving questions about disease

Scott Alexander
30 May 2010 21:16 UTC
251 points
351 comments10 min readLW link

An Untrollable Mathematician Illustrated

abramdemski
20 Mar 2018 0:00 UTC
250 points
32 comments1 min readLW link

A LessWrong Crypto Autopsy

Scott Alexander
28 Jan 2018 9:01 UTC
248 points
119 comments4 min readLW link

Reason as memetic immune disorder

PhilGoetz
19 Sep 2009 21:05 UTC
217 points
173 commentsLW link

Schelling fences on slippery slopes

Scott Alexander
16 Mar 2012 23:44 UTC
217 points
194 comments6 min readLW link

“Cheat to Win”: Engineering Positive Social Feedback

sarahconstantin
5 Feb 2018 23:16 UTC
217 points
34 comments2 min readLW link

Hero Licensing

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
21 Nov 2017 21:13 UTC
209 points
76 comments52 min readLW link

There’s No Fire Alarm for Artificial General Intelligence

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
13 Oct 2017 21:38 UTC
207 points
63 comments25 min readLW link

Making yourself small

Helen
8 Mar 2018 14:26 UTC
190 points
49 comments11 min readLW link

Noticing the Taste of Lotus

Valentine
27 Apr 2018 20:05 UTC
189 points
66 comments3 min readLW link

A voting theory primer for rationalists

Jameson Quinn
12 Apr 2018 15:15 UTC
186 points
60 comments17 min readLW link

The Neglected Virtue of Scholarship

lukeprog
5 Jan 2011 7:22 UTC
185 points
153 comments3 min readLW link

Critch on career advice for junior AI-x-risk-concerned researchers

Rob Bensinger
12 May 2018 2:13 UTC
182 points
24 comments4 min readLW link

Dying Outside

HalFinney
5 Oct 2009 2:45 UTC
180 points
87 commentsLW link

Inadequacy and Modesty

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
28 Oct 2017 21:51 UTC
178 points
78 comments18 min readLW link

The Best Textbooks on Every Subject

lukeprog
16 Jan 2011 8:30 UTC
177 points
333 comments7 min readLW link

The Least Convenient Possible World

Scott Alexander
14 Mar 2009 2:11 UTC
174 points
198 comments5 min readLW link

Cached Selves

AnnaSalamon
22 Mar 2009 19:34 UTC
174 points
79 comments7 min readLW link

The Blue-Minimizing Robot

Scott Alexander
4 Jul 2011 22:26 UTC
174 points
160 comments4 min readLW link

Attention control is critical for changing/​increasing/​altering motivation

kalla724
11 Apr 2012 0:48 UTC
174 points
99 commentsLW link

Meta-tations on Moderation: Towards Public Archipelago

Raemon
25 Feb 2018 3:59 UTC
169 points
173 comments23 min readLW link

Terrorism, Tylenol, and dangerous information

Davis_Kingsley
12 May 2018 10:20 UTC
168 points
45 comments3 min readLW link

The noncentral fallacy—the worst argument in the world?

Scott Alexander
27 Aug 2012 3:36 UTC
167 points
1,743 comments7 min readLW link

Intellectual Hipsters and Meta-Contrarianism

Scott Alexander
13 Sep 2010 21:36 UTC
166 points
337 comments8 min readLW link

Announcement: AI alignment prize winners and next round

cousin_it
15 Jan 2018 14:33 UTC
164 points
68 comments2 min readLW link

The Apologist and the Revolutionary

Scott Alexander
11 Mar 2009 21:39 UTC
161 points
94 comments5 min readLW link

Humans are not automatically strategic

AnnaSalamon
8 Sep 2010 7:02 UTC
160 points
270 comments4 min readLW link

Moloch’s Toolbox (1/​2)

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
4 Nov 2017 21:46 UTC
160 points
63 comments33 min readLW link

How to Beat Procrastination

lukeprog
5 Feb 2011 18:49 UTC
157 points
154 comments15 min readLW link

The Intelligent Social Web

Valentine
22 Feb 2018 18:55 UTC
157 points
87 comments12 min readLW link

Inconvenience Is Qualitatively Bad

Alicorn
26 Feb 2018 23:27 UTC
156 points
47 comments2 min readLW link

The Loudest Alarm Is Probably False

orthonormal
2 Jan 2018 16:38 UTC
154 points
21 comments2 min readLW link

The Costly Coordination Mechanism of Common Knowledge

Ben Pace
15 Mar 2018 20:20 UTC
154 points
23 comments67 min readLW link

Local Validity as a Key to Sanity and Civilization

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
7 Apr 2018 4:25 UTC
154 points
52 comments13 min readLW link

Announcing the AI Alignment Prize

cousin_it
3 Nov 2017 15:47 UTC
153 points
79 comments1 min readLW link

Goodhart Taxonomy

Scott Garrabrant
30 Dec 2017 16:38 UTC
151 points
29 comments308 min readLW link

Updates from Boston

evolution-is-just-a-theorem
5 Dec 2017 17:22 UTC
150 points
26 comments16 min readLW link

“Taking AI Risk Seriously” (thoughts by Critch)

Raemon
29 Jan 2018 9:27 UTC
148 points
64 comments13 min readLW link

Announcement: AI alignment prize round 2 winners and next round

cousin_it
16 Apr 2018 3:08 UTC
147 points
22 comments2 min readLW link

Affordance Widths

ialdabaoth
10 May 2018 23:37 UTC
147 points
24 comments3 min readLW link

Working hurts less than procrastinating, we fear the twinge of starting

Eliezer_Yudkowsky
2 Jan 2011 0:15 UTC
145 points
140 comments3 min readLW link

Sunset at Noon

Raemon
29 Nov 2017 14:52 UTC
144 points
19 comments17 min readLW link

Less Wrong NYC: Case Study of a Successful Rationalist Chapter

Cosmos
17 Mar 2011 20:12 UTC
143 points
173 commentsLW link

SIAI—An Examination

BrandonReinhart
2 May 2011 7:08 UTC
143 points
207 commentsLW link

Dark Arts of Rationality

So8res
19 Jan 2014 2:47 UTC
143 points
187 comments17 min readLW link