“I consistently refuse to be drawn into running the Singularity Institute. I have an overwhelming sense of doom about what happens if I start going down that road.”
This strikes me as pretty strange. I would like to hear more about it.
Certainly, one can obtain status by other means, such as by posting at OB and LW, and presenting at conferences, etc. Are there other reasons why you don’t want to “run” the Singularity Institute?
I assume Eliezer thinks that his energy is much better spent on doing the things he does, not dealing with that specific leadership position.
But why/how is it better spent that way?