Meetup : First Sydney 2012 meetup.

Dis­cus­sion ar­ti­cle for the meetup : First Syd­ney 2012 meetup.

WHEN: 18 Jan­uary 2012 06:00:00PM (+1100)

WHERE: 22 The Prom­e­nade,, Syd­ney NSW 2000 (James Squire Brewhouse)

[All ad­vice for im­prov­ing lo­ca­tion/​time would be ap­pre­ci­ated, es­pe­cially lo­ca­tion, which has not worked out amaz­ingly well be­fore] Hello Less Wrongers of Syd­ney! As­sum­ing the lo­cal in­ter­est has not died down, seems only right that we should try and set up an­other meet-up.

Given my (fairly well sup­ported, I imag­ine) be­lief that peer pres­sure is one of the best meth­ods to change be­hav­ior, I figure that the low­est hang­ing fruit we could dis­cuss is try­ing to con­trol Akra­sia. I’m pre­pared to bring a struc­tured plan and re­search (if there is in­ter­est) in or­der to achieve the fol­low­ing:

  1. Re­view stand­ing liter­a­ture on cau­sa­tion.

  2. Dis­cuss cur­rent Akra­sia con­trol meth­ods used by at­ten­dants, less wrong, life hacker, red­dit extc. (all of which, of course, are noted for their effect AGAINST Akra­sia con­trol. Sud­den thought—is there pro­cras­ti­na­tion nega­tive search en­g­ine?)

  3. Try and as­sign tasks to will­ing par­ti­ci­pants, in or­der to test meth­ods and com­bi­na­tions thereof. I’ve a mind that if this goes well we could con­tribute as a group to the less wrong com­mu­nity some good old fash­ioned data. Plus, it’s always good to mea­sure in­ter­est in a more reg­u­lar meet-up!

Dis­cus­sion ar­ti­cle for the meetup : First Syd­ney 2012 meetup.