Pain is not the unit of Effort

alkjash24 Nov 2020 20:00 UTC
414 points
80 comments5 min readLW link2 reviews
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

100 Tips for a Bet­ter Life

Ideopunk22 Dec 2020 14:30 UTC
371 points
126 comments9 min readLW link1 review

To listen well, get curious

benkuhn13 Dec 2020 0:20 UTC
313 points
39 comments4 min readLW link1 review
(www.benkuhn.net)

In­dus­trial literacy

jasoncrawford30 Sep 2020 16:39 UTC
276 points
128 comments3 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Covid 12/​24: We’re F***ed, It’s Over

Zvi24 Dec 2020 15:10 UTC
276 points
147 comments31 min readLW link2 reviews
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Great minds might not think alike

Eric Neyman26 Dec 2020 19:51 UTC
274 points
43 comments11 min readLW link
(ericneyman.wordpress.com)

When Money Is Abun­dant, Knowl­edge Is The Real Wealth

johnswentworth3 Nov 2020 17:34 UTC
269 points
61 comments5 min readLW link3 reviews

Is Suc­cess the Enemy of Free­dom? (Full)

alkjash26 Oct 2020 20:25 UTC
263 points
68 comments9 min readLW link1 review
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Are we in an AI over­hang?

Andy Jones27 Jul 2020 12:48 UTC
253 points
106 comments4 min readLW link

What Money Can­not Buy

johnswentworth1 Feb 2020 20:11 UTC
250 points
45 comments4 min readLW link1 review

Real­ity-Re­veal­ing and Real­ity-Mask­ing Puzzles

AnnaSalamon16 Jan 2020 16:15 UTC
248 points
61 comments13 min readLW link1 review

Embed­ded In­ter­ac­tive Pre­dic­tions on LessWrong

Amandango20 Nov 2020 18:35 UTC
242 points
91 comments2 min readLW link1 review

CFAR Par­ti­ci­pant Hand­book now available to all

Duncan_Sabien3 Jan 2020 15:43 UTC
239 points
40 comments1 min readLW link2 reviews

A tale from Com­mu­nist China

Wei_Dai18 Oct 2020 17:37 UTC
239 points
65 comments2 min readLW link1 review

What cog­ni­tive bi­ases feel like from the inside

chaosmage3 Jan 2020 14:24 UTC
222 points
28 comments4 min readLW link

Cred­i­bil­ity of the CDC on SARS-CoV-2

7 Mar 2020 2:00 UTC
221 points
119 comments6 min readLW link1 review

[Question] Coron­avirus: Jus­tified Prac­ti­cal Ad­vice Thread

28 Feb 2020 6:43 UTC
217 points
338 comments1 min readLW link1 review

Hiring en­g­ineers and re­searchers to help al­ign GPT-3

paulfchristiano1 Oct 2020 18:54 UTC
206 points
14 comments3 min readLW link

We’ve built Con­nected Papers—a vi­sual tool for re­searchers to find and ex­plore aca­demic papers

discordy8 Jun 2020 18:44 UTC
201 points
41 comments2 min readLW link

The ground of optimization

Alex Flint20 Jun 2020 0:38 UTC
199 points
74 comments27 min readLW link1 review

DARPA Digi­tal Tu­tor: Four Months to To­tal Tech­ni­cal Ex­per­tise?

JohnBuridan6 Jul 2020 23:34 UTC
197 points
19 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] Have epistemic con­di­tions always been this bad?

Wei_Dai25 Jan 2020 4:42 UTC
190 points
107 comments4 min readLW link1 review

Why haven’t we cel­e­brated any ma­jor achieve­ments lately?

jasoncrawford17 Aug 2020 20:34 UTC
188 points
71 comments12 min readLW link2 reviews
(rootsofprogress.org)

The Treach­er­ous Path to Rationality

Jacob Falkovich9 Oct 2020 15:34 UTC
188 points
116 comments11 min readLW link1 review

The EMH Aten’t Dead

Richard Meadows15 May 2020 20:44 UTC
187 points
86 comments19 min readLW link

Six eco­nomics mis­con­cep­tions of mine which I’ve re­solved over the last few years

Buck13 Jul 2020 3:01 UTC
187 points
58 comments9 min readLW link

The LessWrong 2018 Book is Available for Pre-order

1 Dec 2020 8:00 UTC
187 points
120 comments10 min readLW link

Limits of Cur­rent US Pre­dic­tion Mar­kets (Pre­dic­tIt Case Study)

aphyer14 Jul 2020 7:24 UTC
186 points
49 comments7 min readLW link

An overview of 11 pro­pos­als for build­ing safe ad­vanced AI

evhub29 May 2020 20:38 UTC
184 points
34 comments38 min readLW link2 reviews

Draft re­port on AI timelines

Ajeya Cotra18 Sep 2020 23:47 UTC
184 points
56 comments1 min readLW link1 review

Some AI re­search ar­eas and their rele­vance to ex­is­ten­tial safety

Andrew_Critch19 Nov 2020 3:18 UTC
184 points
39 comments50 min readLW link2 reviews

See­ing the Smoke

Jacob Falkovich28 Feb 2020 18:26 UTC
182 points
28 comments5 min readLW link1 review

Covid-19: My Cur­rent Model

Zvi31 May 2020 17:40 UTC
182 points
74 comments19 min readLW link1 review
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Why in­door light­ing is hard to get right and how to fix it

Richard Korzekwa 28 Oct 2020 4:46 UTC
181 points
51 comments15 min readLW link1 review

Co­or­di­na­tion as a Scarce Resource

johnswentworth25 Jan 2020 23:32 UTC
178 points
17 comments4 min readLW link2 reviews

Dis­con­tin­u­ous progress in his­tory: an update

KatjaGrace14 Apr 2020 0:00 UTC
178 points
25 comments31 min readLW link1 review
(aiimpacts.org)

Grow­ing Independence

jefftk7 Jun 2020 20:20 UTC
178 points
28 comments10 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Notes on “The An­thro­pol­ogy of Child­hood”

juliawise27 Aug 2020 17:11 UTC
177 points
10 comments45 min readLW link

Liter­a­ture Re­view For Aca­demic Out­siders: What, How, and Why

namespace9 May 2020 22:58 UTC
175 points
6 comments15 min readLW link
(www.thelastrationalist.com)

Si­mu­lacra Levels and their Interactions

Zvi15 Jun 2020 13:10 UTC
173 points
48 comments17 min readLW link1 review
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

In­ner Align­ment: Ex­plain like I’m 12 Edition

Rafael Harth1 Aug 2020 15:24 UTC
171 points
39 comments13 min readLW link2 reviews

microCOVID.org: A tool to es­ti­mate COVID risk from com­mon activities

catherio29 Aug 2020 23:01 UTC
169 points
37 comments1 min readLW link1 review
(microcovid.org)

Trans­porta­tion as a Constraint

johnswentworth6 Apr 2020 4:58 UTC
168 points
26 comments6 min readLW link1 review

Thiel on Progress and Stagnation

Richard_Ngo20 Jul 2020 20:27 UTC
168 points
36 comments11 min readLW link
(docs.google.com)

Mo­tive Ambiguity

Zvi15 Dec 2020 18:10 UTC
167 points
59 comments4 min readLW link2 reviews
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

In­ter­faces as a Scarce Resource

johnswentworth5 Mar 2020 18:20 UTC
165 points
15 comments12 min readLW link1 review

Choos­ing the Zero Point

orthonormal6 Apr 2020 23:44 UTC
163 points
23 comments3 min readLW link2 reviews

A Per­sonal (In­terim) COVID-19 Postmortem

Davidmanheim25 Jun 2020 18:10 UTC
162 points
41 comments9 min readLW link1 review

The ra­tio­nal­ist com­mu­nity’s lo­ca­tion problem

mingyuan23 Sep 2020 18:39 UTC
161 points
143 comments4 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Work­ing With Contracts

johnswentworth14 Sep 2020 23:22 UTC
159 points
26 comments11 min readLW link