AI Generated Music as a Method of Installing Essential Rationalist Skills

On April Fools the LW team released an album under the name of the Fooming Shoggoths. Ever since the amount that I think about rationality has skyrocketed.

That’s because I’ve been listening exclusively to it when I’d usually be listening to other music. Especially Thought That Faster (feat. Eliezer Yudkowsky). I now find that when I come to a problem’s conclusion I often do look back and think, “how could I have thought that faster?”

So, I’ve started attempting to add to the rationalist musical cannon using Udio. Here are two attempts I think turned out well. I especially like the first one.

When I hear phrases from a song in everyday life I complete the pattern, for example.

  1. and I would walk…

  2. Just let it go

  3. What can I say?

I feel like there is potential to install actions to common phrase triggers. For example, a way to make confusion phrases easier to remember, and act on.

If you think “Hu, that’s weird” I predict that you’re more likely to notice you are confused if your brain rhythmically autocompletes for you.

I encourage others to use Udio to create more rationalist music.

  1. Find your favourite sequence post, LW Post, etc

  2. Take the more beautiful or poetic lines and dump them into a note

  3. Write lyrics that connect those ideas together trying to explain the concept, or install activation phrases that make someone aware of the potential to use that specific rationalist skill at that time.

  4. Dump it into Udio

  5. Slowly raise the sanity waterline

I would also love to see entire sequences have accompanying albums. Something like Hammertime might really benefit, if you would unlock a new song for each day you complete. Then those songs come with you in your day to day.

Edit: I can’t stop making them! It’s so fun. Here are some more. If you’ve got Rationalist material you’d like turned into a song let me know!