Pain is not the unit of Effort

alkjash24 Nov 2020 20:00 UTC
326 points
70 comments5 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Covid 12/​24: We’re F***ed, It’s Over

Zvi24 Dec 2020 15:10 UTC
284 points
139 comments31 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

100 Tips for a Bet­ter Life

Ideopunk22 Dec 2020 14:30 UTC
264 points
116 comments9 min readLW link

To listen well, get curious

benkuhn13 Dec 2020 0:20 UTC
261 points
37 comments4 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

Great minds might not think alike

UnexpectedValues26 Dec 2020 19:51 UTC
255 points
43 comments11 min readLW link
(ericneyman.wordpress.com)

In­dus­trial literacy

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

Real­ity-Re­veal­ing and Real­ity-Mask­ing Puzzles

AnnaSalamon16 Jan 2020 16:15 UTC
240 points
57 comments13 min readLW link

Are we in an AI over­hang?

Andy Jones27 Jul 2020 12:48 UTC
239 points
94 comments4 min readLW link

Is Suc­cess the Enemy of Free­dom? (Full)

alkjash26 Oct 2020 20:25 UTC
238 points
64 comments9 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Embed­ded In­ter­ac­tive Pre­dic­tions on LessWrong

Amandango20 Nov 2020 18:35 UTC
232 points
82 comments2 min readLW link

CFAR Par­ti­ci­pant Hand­book now available to all

Duncan_Sabien3 Jan 2020 15:43 UTC
224 points
36 comments1 min readLW link

A tale from Com­mu­nist China

Wei_Dai18 Oct 2020 17:37 UTC
223 points
64 comments2 min readLW link

What Money Can­not Buy

johnswentworth1 Feb 2020 20:11 UTC
217 points
44 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Coron­avirus: Jus­tified Prac­ti­cal Ad­vice Thread

28 Feb 2020 6:43 UTC
217 points
334 comments1 min readLW link

Cred­i­bil­ity of the CDC on SARS-CoV-2

7 Mar 2020 2:00 UTC
216 points
118 comments6 min readLW link

When Money Is Abun­dant, Knowl­edge Is The Real Wealth

johnswentworth3 Nov 2020 17:34 UTC
213 points
50 comments5 min readLW link

What cog­ni­tive bi­ases feel like from the inside

chaosmage3 Jan 2020 14:24 UTC
205 points
25 comments4 min readLW link

Hiring en­g­ineers and re­searchers to help al­ign GPT-3

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

Covid-19: My Cur­rent Model

Zvi31 May 2020 17:40 UTC
182 points
73 comments19 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Mo­tive Ambiguity

Zvi15 Dec 2020 18:10 UTC
180 points
54 comments4 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

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

discordy8 Jun 2020 18:44 UTC
178 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

Limits of Cur­rent US Pre­dic­tion Mar­kets (Pre­dic­tIt Case Study)

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

The LessWrong 2018 Book is Available for Pre-order

2 Dec 2020 11:21 UTC
178 points
119 comments10 min readLW link

The Treach­er­ous Path to Rationality

Jacob Falkovich9 Oct 2020 15:34 UTC
176 points
114 comments11 min readLW link

Some AI re­search ar­eas and their rele­vance to ex­is­ten­tial safety

Andrew_Critch19 Nov 2020 3:18 UTC
175 points
37 comments50 min readLW link

[Question] Have epistemic con­di­tions always been this bad?

Wei_Dai25 Jan 2020 4:42 UTC
171 points
106 comments4 min readLW link

The EMH Aten’t Dead

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

The ground of optimization

alexflint20 Jun 2020 0:38 UTC
166 points
68 comments27 min readLW link

Dis­con­tin­u­ous progress in his­tory: an update

KatjaGrace14 Apr 2020 0:00 UTC
165 points
23 comments31 min readLW link
(aiimpacts.org)

Notes on “The An­thro­pol­ogy of Child­hood”

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

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

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

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

Richard Korzekwa 28 Oct 2020 4:46 UTC
162 points
40 comments15 min readLW link

A Per­sonal (In­terim) COVID-19 Postmortem

Davidmanheim25 Jun 2020 18:10 UTC
159 points
39 comments9 min readLW link

DARPA Digi­tal Tu­tor: Four Months to To­tal Tech­ni­cal Ex­per­tise?

JohnBuridan6 Jul 2020 23:34 UTC
159 points
17 comments7 min readLW link

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

catherio29 Aug 2020 23:01 UTC
159 points
35 comments1 min readLW link
(microcovid.org)

An overview of 11 pro­pos­als for build­ing safe ad­vanced AI

evhub29 May 2020 20:38 UTC
158 points
30 comments38 min readLW link

Grow­ing Independence

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

See­ing the Smoke

Jacob Falkovich28 Feb 2020 18:26 UTC
155 points
27 comments5 min readLW link

Si­mu­lacra Levels and their Interactions

Zvi15 Jun 2020 13:10 UTC
155 points
46 comments17 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Why haven’t we cel­e­brated any ma­jor achieve­ments lately?

jasoncrawford17 Aug 2020 20:34 UTC
155 points
60 comments12 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

New York Times, Please Do Not Threaten The Safety of Scott Alexan­der By Re­veal­ing His True Name

Zvi23 Jun 2020 12:20 UTC
152 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Thiel on Progress and Stagnation

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

Draft re­port on AI timelines

Ajeya Cotra18 Sep 2020 23:47 UTC
151 points
52 comments1 min readLW link

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

Buck13 Jul 2020 3:01 UTC
150 points
53 comments9 min readLW link

The ra­tio­nal­ist com­mu­nity’s lo­ca­tion problem

mingyuan23 Sep 2020 18:39 UTC
147 points
141 comments4 min readLW link

Rad­i­cal Probabilism

abramdemski18 Aug 2020 21:14 UTC
146 points
46 comments35 min readLW link

Mo­ral pub­lic goods

paulfchristiano26 Jan 2020 0:10 UTC
144 points
74 comments4 min readLW link
(sideways-view.com)

Choos­ing the Zero Point

orthonormal6 Apr 2020 23:44 UTC
144 points
20 comments3 min readLW link

Trans­porta­tion as a Constraint

johnswentworth6 Apr 2020 4:58 UTC
144 points
25 comments6 min readLW link

Swiss Poli­ti­cal Sys­tem: More than You ever Wanted to Know (I.)

Martin Sustrik19 Jul 2020 1:11 UTC
143 points
29 comments24 min readLW link