Secret Rationality Base in Europe

In short, I’m won­der­ing what place/​group/​or­gani­sa­tion/​ac­tivity could do for ra­tio­nal­ity in Europe what Berkeley does for ra­tio­nal­ity in the US?

Soon, we’ll have LWCW in Ber­lin, which I hope will be an oc­ca­sion to do some net­work­ing among peo­ple who think se­ri­ously about de­vel­op­ing ra­tio­nal­ity com­mu­ni­ties. But in the mean­time, let’s do some brain­storm­ing.

Im­por­tant note: in com­ments to this post, please use only con­se­quen­tial­ist lan­guage. For ex­am­ple, say “If we de­cided for the base to be on Malta, then X would hap­pen” in­stead of “I think it should be in Malta, be­cause...”

  • What would hap­pen if the ra­tio­nal­ity base was lo­cated in [in­sert spe­cific city/​coun­try]?

  • What could such a place offer to you now, that would make you con­sider a tem­po­rary/​per­ma­nent move?

  • What would hap­pen if the Euro­pean ra­tio­nal­ity com­mu­nity efforts were cen­tered around some par­tic­u­lar re­search topic (e.g. AI)?

  • Is there some­thing you can think of that would speed up com­mu­nity-build­ing in Europe?

Of course, share any­thing else that you think is rele­vant to the topic.

Also, see you all in Ber­lin :)