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Mov­able Hous­ing for Scal­able Cities

Eliezer Yudkowsky
15 May 2020 21:21 UTC
108 points
27 comments21 min readLW link

Effi­cient Char­ity: Do Unto Others...

Scott Alexander
24 Dec 2010 21:26 UTC
145 points
323 comments6 min readLW link

Why any­thing that can be for-profit, should be

jasoncrawford
29 Apr 2020 20:00 UTC
50 points
39 comments6 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

On Caring

So8res
15 Oct 2014 1:59 UTC
119 points
273 comments10 min readLW link

Some­thing to Protect

Eliezer Yudkowsky
30 Jan 2008 17:52 UTC
97 points
76 comments6 min readLW link

Scope Insensitivity

Eliezer Yudkowsky
14 May 2007 2:53 UTC
111 points
50 comments2 min readLW link

Med­i­ta­tions On Moloch

Scott Alexander
30 Jul 2014 4:00 UTC
42 points
3 comments47 min readLW link

How can non­prof­its gain the ad­van­tages of the for-profit model?

jasoncrawford
6 May 2020 1:15 UTC
34 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Beyond the Reach of God

Eliezer Yudkowsky
4 Oct 2008 15:42 UTC
119 points
279 comments11 min readLW link

Ex­tract­ing Value from Inad­e­quate Equilibria

eapache
18 May 2020 17:25 UTC
54 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

[Job ad] Lead an am­bi­tious COVID-19 fore­cast­ing pro­ject [Dead­line ex­tended: June 10th]

jacobjacob
27 May 2020 16:38 UTC
56 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

What failure looks like

paulfchristiano
17 Mar 2019 20:18 UTC
222 points
43 comments8 min readLW link

Why I’m Not Vegan

jefftk
9 Apr 2020 13:00 UTC
36 points
20 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Coron­avirus: Jus­tified Key In­sights Thread

Ben Pace
13 Apr 2020 22:40 UTC
54 points
32 comments2 min readLW link

The Unilat­er­al­ist’s “Curse” Is Mostly Good

David Hornbein
13 Apr 2020 22:48 UTC
79 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

Reflec­tions on Ar­gu­ing about Politics

Pontor
13 Apr 2020 17:33 UTC
11 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Alarm bell for the next pan­demic, V.2

AllAmericanBreakfast
15 Apr 2020 6:47 UTC
9 points
5 comments6 min readLW link

Player vs. Char­ac­ter: A Two-Level Model of Ethics

sarahconstantin
14 Dec 2018 19:40 UTC
77 points
25 comments7 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

[Question] Isn’t Tesla stock highly un­der­val­ued?

Liron
18 May 2020 1:56 UTC
22 points
38 comments2 min readLW link

Effec­tive al­tru­ism and crit­i­cism to­ward ac­tivism: An­swer to a paradox

ArthurRainbow
17 May 2020 21:15 UTC
8 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Pos­si­ble take­aways from the coro­n­avirus pan­demic for slow AI takeoff

Vika
31 May 2020 17:51 UTC
117 points
32 comments3 min readLW link

In­di­vi­d­ual Ra­tion­al­ity Needn’t Gen­er­al­ize to Ra­tional Consensus

Akshat Mahajan
4 May 2020 22:53 UTC
42 points
16 comments4 min readLW link

Pro­ject Pro­posal: Gears of Aging

johnswentworth
9 May 2020 18:47 UTC
62 points
38 comments7 min readLW link

Dom­i­nant As­surance Con­tracts are not the same as Crow­dac­tion platforms

Bob Jacobs
19 May 2020 11:05 UTC
4 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Coron­avirus as a test-run for X-risks

SDM
13 Jun 2020 21:00 UTC
63 points
8 comments18 min readLW link

You Can Do Futarchy Yourself

Tetraspace Grouping
14 Jun 2020 0:16 UTC
50 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

$1,000 Bounty for Pro-BLM Policy Analysis

Taymon Beal
18 Jun 2020 1:48 UTC
14 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Han­son & Mow­show­itz De­bate: COVID-19 Variolation

Ben Pace
8 Apr 2020 0:07 UTC
39 points
3 comments77 min readLW link

On R0

Zvi
7 Apr 2020 23:20 UTC
66 points
6 comments15 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

App-Based Disease Surveillance After COVID-19

RedMan
10 Apr 2020 18:52 UTC
1 point
3 comments1 min readLW link

What We Owe to Ourselves

eapache
11 Apr 2020 1:34 UTC
22 points
8 comments7 min readLW link

What is Your Goal Hive?

Hivewired
13 Apr 2020 17:51 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

In my cul­ture: the re­spon­si­bil­ities of open source maintainers

philh
13 Apr 2020 13:40 UTC
41 points
3 comments8 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)

[Question] The Sa­mu­rai and the Daimyo: A Use­ful Dy­namic?

Hivewired
13 Apr 2020 22:38 UTC
36 points
10 comments2 min readLW link

One Hun­dred Billion Chil­dren’s Sky

Hivewired
14 Apr 2020 16:33 UTC
20 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

Scrap­ing web­sites cur­rently free due to coronavirus

emmab
14 Apr 2020 7:37 UTC
15 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The World Ac­cord­ing to Do­minic Cummings

Chris_Leong
14 Apr 2020 5:05 UTC
48 points
10 comments7 min readLW link

Far-Ul­travi­o­let Light in Public Spaces to Fight Pan­demic is a Good Idea but Premature

Kirby Sikes
14 Apr 2020 20:27 UTC
45 points
35 comments12 min readLW link

Dem­i­na­tal­ist To­tal Utilitarianism

Vanessa Kosoy
16 Apr 2020 15:53 UTC
49 points
49 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] What are the ex­ter­nal­ities of pre­dic­tions on wars?

Mati_Roy
20 Apr 2020 17:37 UTC
6 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Database of ex­is­ten­tial risk estimates

MichaelA
20 Apr 2020 1:08 UTC
22 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

So­lar sys­tem colon­i­sa­tion might not be driven by economics

Stuart_Armstrong
21 Apr 2020 17:10 UTC
24 points
44 comments2 min readLW link

Thoughts on the Sin­gu­lar­ity In­sti­tute (SI)

HoldenKarnofsky
11 May 2012 4:31 UTC
275 points
1,287 comments29 min readLW link

Act of Charity

jessicata
17 Nov 2018 5:19 UTC
181 points
49 comments8 min readLW link2 nominations1 review

How likely is the COVID-19 apoc­a­lyp­tic sce­nario?

Roko Jelavić
22 Apr 2020 10:28 UTC
14 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Poll: ask any­thing to an all-know­ing de­mon edition

yamar69
22 Apr 2020 16:28 UTC
7 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

Is ethics a memetic trap ?

George
23 Apr 2020 10:49 UTC
6 points
6 comments6 min readLW link
(blog.cerebralab.com)

So­cial Im­pact, Effec­tive Altru­ism, and Mo­ti­vated Cognition

JonahS
8 Jun 2013 2:31 UTC
9 points
20 comments2 min readLW link

Mo­ti­va­tors: Altru­is­tic Ac­tions for Non-Altru­is­tic Reasons

Ruby
21 Jun 2014 16:32 UTC
21 points
20 comments9 min readLW link

Would Your Real Prefer­ences Please Stand Up?

Scott Alexander
8 Aug 2009 22:57 UTC
54 points
132 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] For­bid­den Technology

lsusr
25 Apr 2020 7:20 UTC
23 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Should we be re­assess­ing the ar­gu­ment for global­iza­tion?

jmh
26 Apr 2020 13:52 UTC
5 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Mar­ket-shap­ing ap­proaches to ac­cel­er­ate COVID-19 re­sponse: a role for op­tion-based guaran­tees?

27 Apr 2020 22:43 UTC
39 points
0 comments6 min readLW link

Emer­gency Cen­tral Planning

jefftk
28 Apr 2020 0:50 UTC
16 points
14 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

A spec­u­la­tive in­cen­tive de­sign: self-de­ter­mined price com­mit­ments as a way of avert­ing monopoly

MakoYass
28 Apr 2020 7:44 UTC
5 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

How Effi­cient is the Char­i­ta­ble Mar­ket?

lukeprog
24 Aug 2013 5:57 UTC
18 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

Melt­ing democracy

ricraz
29 Apr 2020 20:10 UTC
26 points
6 comments6 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Prolong­ing life is about the op­tion­al­ity, not about the immortality

George
1 May 2020 7:41 UTC
7 points
4 comments8 min readLW link
(blog.cerebralab.com)

Hate Crime Statistics

jefftk
3 May 2020 22:30 UTC
21 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

TFW No Incels

Jacobian
3 May 2020 16:56 UTC
13 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(putanumonit.com)

[Question] What in­for­ma­tion on (or rele­vant to) modal im­mor­tal­ity do you recom­mend?

Mati_Roy
4 May 2020 11:30 UTC
10 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] I’d Like To Max­i­miz­ing Profit and Hap­piness but My Hap­piness con­flicts a lot with mak­ing profit...

Master MintZ
5 May 2020 5:54 UTC
2 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Kids and Mo­ral Agency

jefftk
8 May 2020 12:50 UTC
31 points
9 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Help im­prove rea­son­ing eval­u­a­tion in in­tel­li­gence organisations

LThorburn
11 May 2020 20:26 UTC
9 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] What would flour­ish­ing look like in Con­way’s Game of Life?

sudhanshu_kasewa
12 May 2020 11:22 UTC
27 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

Re: Some Heroes

lsusr
12 May 2020 9:30 UTC
36 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Wire­head your Chickens

shminux
20 Jun 2018 5:49 UTC
72 points
53 comments2 min readLW link

Sub­space optima

chrisvm
15 May 2020 12:38 UTC
50 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

The EMH Aten’t Dead

Richard Meadows
15 May 2020 20:44 UTC
140 points
76 comments19 min readLW link

Why you should min­i­max in two-player zero-sum games

Nisan
17 May 2020 20:48 UTC
17 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Allow­ing Ex­ploita­bil­ity in Game Theory

Liam Goddard
17 May 2020 23:19 UTC
2 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

An­nounc­ing Progress Stud­ies for Young Schol­ars, an on­line sum­mer pro­gram in the his­tory of technology

jasoncrawford
20 May 2020 0:52 UTC
19 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

[Question] What can cur­rently be done about the “flood­ing the zone” is­sue?

lahwran
20 May 2020 1:02 UTC
5 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Help wanted: Im­prov­ing COVID-19 con­tact-trac­ing by es­ti­mat­ing res­pi­ra­tory droplets

steve2152
22 May 2020 14:05 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(github.com)

Pre­dicted Land Value Tax: a bet­ter tax than an unim­proved land value tax

michaelcohen
27 May 2020 13:40 UTC
20 points
49 comments3 min readLW link

One sys­temic failure in particular

MoritzG
28 May 2020 5:25 UTC
−3 points
8 comments6 min readLW link

Our Need for Need

eapache
29 May 2020 11:12 UTC
31 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Trust-Build­ing: The New Ra­tion­al­ity Project

AllAmericanBreakfast
28 May 2020 22:53 UTC
38 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

FHI pa­per on COVID-19 gov­ern­ment countermeasures

jacobjacob
4 Jun 2020 21:06 UTC
50 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(doi.org)

[Question] Is a near-term, self-sus­tain­ing Mars colony im­pos­si­ble?

ESRogs
3 Jun 2020 22:43 UTC
12 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Effec­tive chil­dren education

kotrfa
3 Jun 2020 20:35 UTC
44 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

Ba­sic Mindsets

ExCeph
6 Jun 2020 0:44 UTC
3 points
5 comments13 min readLW link

[Question] Con­se­quen­tial­ism and Accidents

Rodrigo Fernandes
6 Jun 2020 18:29 UTC
0 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

The “hard” prob­lem of con­scious­ness is the least in­ter­est­ing prob­lem of consciousness

Hazard
8 Jun 2020 19:00 UTC
21 points
45 comments5 min readLW link

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

discordy
8 Jun 2020 18:44 UTC
157 points
28 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What does “tor­ture vs. dust specks” im­ply for in­sect suffer­ing?

Tejas Subramaniam
8 Jun 2020 20:37 UTC
10 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What are some Civ­i­liza­tional San­ity In­ter­ven­tions?

elityre
14 Jun 2020 1:38 UTC
28 points
24 comments4 min readLW link

Prepar­ing for “The Talk” with AI projects

Daniel Kokotajlo
13 Jun 2020 23:01 UTC
60 points
16 comments3 min readLW link

Test­ing Han­son’s hy­poth­e­sis about the use­less­ness of health care.

JoshuaFox
13 Jun 2020 18:34 UTC
26 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Is util­i­tar­i­anism the re­sult of a Con­flict The­ory sin­gu­lar­ity?

spkoc
16 Jun 2020 13:29 UTC
5 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] What are some good pub­lic con­tri­bu­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties? (100$ bounty)

Gurkenglas
18 Jun 2020 14:47 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Col­lab­o­ra­tors for Effec­tive Th­e­sis pro­ject wanted

DavidJanku
19 Jun 2020 20:38 UTC
3 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

[on­go­ing] Thoughts on Pro­por­tional vot­ing methods

Jameson Quinn
3 Jul 2020 6:05 UTC
30 points
30 comments22 min readLW link

[Question] ‘Max­i­mum’ level of suffer­ing?

Anirandis
20 Jun 2020 14:05 UTC
7 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

When is it Wrong to Click on a Cow?

eapache
20 Jun 2020 18:23 UTC
44 points
18 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Are Hu­mans Fun­da­men­tally Good?

Nyarlathotep
21 Jun 2020 16:29 UTC
1 point
24 comments1 min readLW link

You have be­come the supreme dic­ta­tor of the United States.

Nyarlathotep
22 Jun 2020 1:45 UTC
−11 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Don’t pun­ish your­self for bad luck

Sherrinford
24 Jun 2020 21:52 UTC
16 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

In­dus­try and workers

smaslennikov
25 Jun 2020 20:03 UTC
−4 points
12 comments4 min readLW link
(smaslennikov.com)

In­sti­tu­tional Senescence

Martin Sustrik
26 Jun 2020 4:40 UTC
25 points
7 comments2 min readLW link
(250bpm.com)

Atem­po­ral Eth­i­cal Obligations

eapache
26 Jun 2020 19:52 UTC
11 points
20 comments2 min readLW link

Self-sac­ri­fice is a scarce resource

mingyuan
28 Jun 2020 5:08 UTC
62 points
9 comments5 min readLW link

The Illu­sion of Eth­i­cal Progress

lsusr
28 Jun 2020 9:33 UTC
1 point
39 comments3 min readLW link

What should we do about net­work-effect mo­nop­o­lies?

benkuhn
6 Jul 2020 0:40 UTC
34 points
11 comments1 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

Models of Value of Learning

johnswentworth
7 Jul 2020 19:08 UTC
20 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

Nash Equil­ibria and Schel­ling Points

Scott Alexander
29 Jun 2012 2:06 UTC
63 points
78 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] Does 3-2-1 Vot­ing work us­ing a six point scale?

TGetschman
7 Jul 2020 21:06 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

Nor­mal­iza­tion of Deviance

G Gordon Worley III
2 Jan 2020 22:58 UTC
59 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

Sur­vival in the im­moral maze of college

AllAmericanBreakfast
8 Jul 2020 21:27 UTC
36 points
11 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] [Re­source Re­quest] What are good re­sources for best prac­tice for cre­at­ing bu­reau­cracy?

ChristianKl
9 Jul 2020 12:05 UTC
12 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Kelly Bet on Everything

Jacobian
10 Jul 2020 2:48 UTC
44 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

AI Re­search Con­sid­er­a­tions for Hu­man Ex­is­ten­tial Safety (ARCHES)

habryka
9 Jul 2020 2:49 UTC
41 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(arxiv.org)

Guided By The Beauty Of Our Weapons

Scott Alexander
24 Mar 2017 4:33 UTC
24 points
3 comments19 min readLW link

Archipelago and Atomic Communitarianism

Scott Alexander
7 Jun 2014 16:44 UTC
12 points
1 comment22 min readLW link

Against ac­cus­ing peo­ple of motte and bailey

Kaj_Sotala
3 Jun 2018 21:31 UTC
84 points
14 comments4 min readLW link

Effec­tive Altru­ism Book Re­view: Rad­i­cal Abun­dance (Nan­otech­nol­ogy)

Isnasene
14 Oct 2018 23:57 UTC
48 points
5 comments19 min readLW link

[Question] What are some fun ways to spend $100,000?

Sausage Vector Machine
20 Apr 2020 22:45 UTC
10 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Where should I give spare com­put­ing power, as an as­piring ra­tio­nal­ist/​al­tru­ist?

[Error communicating with LW2 server]
2 Apr 2020 15:31 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

The Trans­par­ent So­ciety: A rad­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion that we should prob­a­bly undergo

MakoYass
3 Sep 2019 2:27 UTC
8 points
24 comments8 min readLW link

Mak­ing a Crow­dac­tion platform

Bob Jacobs
16 May 2020 16:08 UTC
19 points
8 comments5 min readLW link

Meta-Prefer­ence Utilitarianism

Bob Jacobs
4 Feb 2020 20:24 UTC
10 points
30 comments1 min readLW link

Nihilism doesn’t matter

Bob Jacobs
21 May 2020 18:19 UTC
5 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

In­no­va­tion and Dependence

smaslennikov
19 Jun 2020 19:39 UTC
3 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(smaslennikov.com)