Pain is not the unit of Effort

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

100 Tips for a Bet­ter Life

Ideopunk22 Dec 2020 14:30 UTC
432 points
130 comments9 min readLW link1 review

To listen well, get curious

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

What Money Can­not Buy

johnswentworth1 Feb 2020 20:11 UTC
322 points
49 comments4 min readLW link1 review

When Money Is Abun­dant, Knowl­edge Is The Real Wealth

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

Great minds might not think alike

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

In­dus­trial literacy

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

Is Suc­cess the Enemy of Free­dom? (Full)

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

Covid 12/​24: We’re F***ed, It’s Over

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

A tale from Com­mu­nist China

Wei Dai18 Oct 2020 17:37 UTC
271 points
65 comments2 min readLW link1 review

Are we in an AI over­hang?

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

Real­ity-Re­veal­ing and Real­ity-Mask­ing Puzzles

AnnaSalamon16 Jan 2020 16:15 UTC
259 points
57 comments13 min readLW link1 review

What cog­ni­tive bi­ases feel like from the inside

chaosmage3 Jan 2020 14:24 UTC
249 points
32 comments4 min readLW link

CFAR Par­ti­ci­pant Hand­book now available to all

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien3 Jan 2020 15:43 UTC
248 points
40 comments1 min readLW link2 reviews

Embed­ded In­ter­ac­tive Pre­dic­tions on LessWrong

Amandango20 Nov 2020 18:35 UTC
243 points
88 comments2 min readLW link1 review

The ground of optimization

Alex Flint20 Jun 2020 0:38 UTC
242 points
80 comments27 min readLW link1 review

Co­or­di­na­tion as a Scarce Resource

johnswentworth25 Jan 2020 23:32 UTC
235 points
22 comments4 min readLW link2 reviews

Cred­i­bil­ity of the CDC on SARS-CoV-2

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

[Question] Coron­avirus: Jus­tified Prac­ti­cal Ad­vice Thread

28 Feb 2020 6:43 UTC
218 points
337 comments1 min readLW link1 review

Draft re­port on AI timelines

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

DARPA Digi­tal Tu­tor: Four Months to To­tal Tech­ni­cal Ex­per­tise?

JohnBuridan6 Jul 2020 23:34 UTC
213 points
22 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] Have epistemic con­di­tions always been this bad?

Wei Dai25 Jan 2020 4:42 UTC
212 points
106 comments4 min readLW link1 review

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

discordy8 Jun 2020 18:44 UTC
209 points
39 comments2 min readLW link

in­ter­pret­ing GPT: the logit lens

nostalgebraist31 Aug 2020 2:47 UTC
208 points
34 comments11 min readLW link

Hiring en­g­ineers and re­searchers to help al­ign GPT-3

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

The Treach­er­ous Path to Rationality

Jacob Falkovich9 Oct 2020 15:34 UTC
205 points
115 comments11 min readLW link1 review

An overview of 11 pro­pos­als for build­ing safe ad­vanced AI

evhub29 May 2020 20:38 UTC
205 points
36 comments38 min readLW link2 reviews

Some AI re­search ar­eas and their rele­vance to ex­is­ten­tial safety

Andrew_Critch19 Nov 2020 3:18 UTC
204 points
37 comments50 min readLW link2 reviews

See­ing the Smoke

Jacob Falkovich28 Feb 2020 18:26 UTC
198 points
29 comments5 min readLW link1 review

Limits of Cur­rent US Pre­dic­tion Mar­kets (Pre­dic­tIt Case Study)

aphyer14 Jul 2020 7:24 UTC
198 points
48 comments7 min readLW link

Si­mu­lacra Levels and their Interactions

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

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

Buck13 Jul 2020 3:01 UTC
195 points
59 comments9 min readLW link

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

Richard Korzekwa 28 Oct 2020 4:46 UTC
194 points
53 comments15 min readLW link1 review

The EMH Aten’t Dead

Richard Meadows15 May 2020 20:44 UTC
194 points
87 comments19 min readLW link

Why haven’t we cel­e­brated any ma­jor achieve­ments lately?

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

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

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

In­ter­faces as a Scarce Resource

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

Covid-19: My Cur­rent Model

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

The LessWrong 2018 Book is Available for Pre-order

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

Gen­er­al­ized Heat Engine

johnswentworth5 Nov 2020 19:01 UTC
186 points
11 comments7 min readLW link

Dis­con­tin­u­ous progress in his­tory: an update

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

Grow­ing Independence

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

Notes on “The An­thro­pol­ogy of Child­hood”

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

Trans­porta­tion as a Constraint

johnswentworth6 Apr 2020 4:58 UTC
180 points
33 comments6 min readLW link1 review

In­ner Align­ment: Ex­plain like I’m 12 Edition

Rafael Harth1 Aug 2020 15:24 UTC
179 points
46 comments13 min readLW link2 reviews

Most Pri­soner’s Dilem­mas are Stag Hunts; Most Stag Hunts are Schel­ling Problems

abramdemski14 Sep 2020 22:13 UTC
177 points
36 comments10 min readLW link3 reviews

Cortés, Pizarro, and Afonso as Prece­dents for Takeover

Daniel Kokotajlo1 Mar 2020 3:49 UTC
176 points
78 comments11 min readLW link1 review

Rad­i­cal Probabilism

abramdemski18 Aug 2020 21:14 UTC
176 points
47 comments35 min readLW link1 review

Thiel on Progress and Stagnation

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

Align­ment By Default

johnswentworth12 Aug 2020 18:54 UTC
173 points
94 comments11 min readLW link2 reviews