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World Optimization

Core TagLast edit: 11 Mar 2024 1:03 UTC by jimrandomh

World Optimization is the full use of our agency. It is extending the reach of human civilization. It is building cities and democracies and economic systems and computers and flight and science and space rockets and the internet. World optimization is about adding to that list.

But it’s not just about growth, it’s also about preservation. We are still in the dawn of civilization, with most of civilization in the billions of years ahead. We mustn’t let this light go out.


World Optimization Sub-Topics

Moral Theory

Altruism
Consequentialism
Deontology
Ethics & Morality
Metaethics
Moral Uncertainty

Causes /​ Interventions

Aging
Animal Welfare
Existential Risk
Futurism
Mind Uploading
Life Extension
S-risks
Transhumanism
Voting Theory

Working with Humans

Coalitional Instincts
Common Knowledge
Coordination /​ Cooperation
Game Theory
Group Rationality
Institution Design
Moloch
Signaling
Simulacrum Levels
Social Status

Applied Topics

Blackmail
Censorship
Chesterton’s Fence
Death
Deception
Honesty
Hypocrisy
Information Hazards
Meta-Honesty
Pascal’s Mugging
War

Value & Virtue

Ambition
Art
Aesthetics
Complexity of Value
Courage
Fun Theory
Principles
Suffering
Superstimuli
Wireheading

Meta

Cause Prioritization
Center for Long-term Risk
Effective Altruism
Heroic Responsibility


Content which describes how the world is that directly bears upon choices one makes to optimize the world fall under this tag. Examples include discussion of the moral patienthood of different animals, the potential of human civilization, and the most effective interventions against a global health threat.

Some material has both immediate relevance to world optimization decisions but also can inform broader world models. This material might be included under both World Modeling tag and this tag.

Some­thing to Protect

Eliezer Yudkowsky30 Jan 2008 17:52 UTC
209 points
81 comments6 min readLW link

Per­son­al­ized Medicine For Real

sarahconstantin4 Mar 2019 22:40 UTC
213 points
16 comments5 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

On Caring

So8res15 Oct 2014 1:59 UTC
225 points
276 comments10 min readLW link

Pro­ject Pro­posal: Gears of Aging

johnswentworth9 May 2020 18:47 UTC
58 points
43 comments7 min readLW link

Scope Insensitivity

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 May 2007 2:53 UTC
306 points
69 comments2 min readLW link

Effi­cient Char­ity: Do Unto Others...

Scott Alexander24 Dec 2010 21:26 UTC
205 points
322 comments6 min readLW link

Beyond the Reach of God

Eliezer Yudkowsky4 Oct 2008 15:42 UTC
234 points
280 comments11 min readLW link

Tran­shu­man­ism as Sim­plified Humanism

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Dec 2018 20:12 UTC
170 points
34 comments5 min readLW link

Inad­e­quacy and Modesty

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Oct 2017 21:51 UTC
131 points
78 comments18 min readLW link

Why any­thing that can be for-profit, should be

jasoncrawford29 Apr 2020 20:00 UTC
50 points
39 comments6 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

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

jasoncrawford6 May 2020 1:15 UTC
37 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Ei­genKarma: trust at scale

Henrik Karlsson8 Feb 2023 18:52 UTC
182 points
50 comments5 min readLW link

Med­i­ta­tions On Moloch

Scott Alexander30 Jul 2014 4:00 UTC
183 points
10 comments47 min readLW link

Mov­able Hous­ing for Scal­able Cities

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 May 2020 21:21 UTC
123 points
28 comments21 min readLW link

What an ac­tu­ally pes­simistic con­tain­ment strat­egy looks like

lc5 Apr 2022 0:19 UTC
670 points
138 comments6 min readLW link2 reviews

A Brief Re­view of Cur­rent and Near-Fu­ture Meth­ods of Ge­netic Engineering

GeneSmith10 Apr 2021 19:16 UTC
81 points
33 comments15 min readLW link

[Se­quence an­nounce­ment] In­tro­duc­tion to Mechanism Design

badger30 Apr 2014 16:21 UTC
95 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

Ex­tract­ing Value from Inad­e­quate Equilibria

eapache18 May 2020 17:25 UTC
50 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

Fo­cus on the places where you feel shocked ev­ery­one’s drop­ping the ball

So8res2 Feb 2023 0:27 UTC
421 points
61 comments4 min readLW link

The Unilat­er­al­ist’s “Curse” Is Mostly Good

David Hornbein13 Apr 2020 22:48 UTC
86 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

In fa­vor of ac­cel­er­at­ing prob­lems you’re try­ing to solve

Christopher King11 Apr 2023 18:15 UTC
2 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

What failure looks like

paulfchristiano17 Mar 2019 20:18 UTC
409 points
54 comments8 min readLW link2 reviews

Seven Years of Spaced Rep­e­ti­tion Soft­ware in the Classroom

tanagrabeast4 Mar 2021 2:42 UTC
266 points
38 comments34 min readLW link1 review

6. The Mutable Values Prob­lem in Value Learn­ing and CEV

RogerDearnaley4 Dec 2023 18:31 UTC
12 points
0 comments49 min readLW link

5. Mo­ral Value for Sen­tient An­i­mals? Alas, Not Yet

RogerDearnaley27 Dec 2023 6:42 UTC
33 points
41 comments23 min readLW link

Ineffec­tive Altruism

lsusr23 Apr 2022 22:07 UTC
86 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

4. A Mo­ral Case for Evolved-Sapi­ence-Chau­vinism

RogerDearnaley24 Nov 2023 4:56 UTC
10 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

3. Uploading

RogerDearnaley23 Nov 2023 7:39 UTC
21 points
5 comments8 min readLW link

A Scal­able Ur­ban De­sign and the Sin­gle Build­ing City

Edward Swernofsky25 Jul 2020 19:06 UTC
22 points
21 comments17 min readLW link

Con­sider Ap­ply­ing to the Fu­ture Fel­low­ship at MIT

jefftk25 Oct 2022 15:40 UTC
29 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

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

sarahconstantin14 Dec 2018 19:40 UTC
89 points
27 comments7 min readLW link3 reviews
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

A Solu­tion to the De­sire-Ac­tion Conundrum

ship_shlap7 Feb 2022 18:00 UTC
3 points
12 comments3 min readLW link

Iter­ated Trust Kickstarters

Raemon20 Apr 2021 3:18 UTC
74 points
19 comments10 min readLW link

[Question] Coron­avirus: Jus­tified Key In­sights Thread

Ben Pace13 Apr 2020 22:40 UTC
50 points
33 comments2 min readLW link

Anti-Aging: State of the Art

JackH31 Dec 2020 19:07 UTC
371 points
176 comments11 min readLW link1 review

Reflec­tions on the cry­on­ics sequence

mingyuan3 Feb 2021 1:17 UTC
100 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Some AI re­search ar­eas and their rele­vance to ex­is­ten­tial safety

Andrew_Critch19 Nov 2020 3:18 UTC
204 points
37 comments50 min readLW link2 reviews

[Question] How can I bet on short timelines?

Daniel Kokotajlo7 Nov 2020 12:44 UTC
43 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What are some real life Inad­e­quate Equil­ibria?

Eli Tyre29 Jan 2021 12:17 UTC
50 points
63 comments3 min readLW link

Life and ex­pand­ing steer­able consequences

Alex Flint7 May 2021 18:33 UTC
46 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

De­con­struct­ing 321 Voting

abramdemski26 Nov 2020 3:35 UTC
40 points
5 comments6 min readLW link

Multi-Win­ner 3-2-1 Voting

Yoav Ravid30 Oct 2023 3:31 UTC
12 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Why I’m Not Vegan

jefftk9 Apr 2020 13:00 UTC
30 points
23 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Dan Luu on “You can only com­mu­ni­cate one top pri­or­ity”

Raemon18 Mar 2023 18:55 UTC
148 points
18 comments3 min readLW link
(twitter.com)

Reflec­tions on Ar­gu­ing about Politics

Pontor13 Apr 2020 17:33 UTC
11 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Read­ing the ethi­cists 2: Hunt­ing for AI al­ign­ment papers

Charlie Steiner6 Jun 2022 15:49 UTC
24 points
2 comments7 min readLW link

On Nice­ness: Look­ing for Pos­i­tive Externalities

Neel Nanda14 Sep 2020 18:03 UTC
31 points
0 comments10 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

Models of Value of Learning

johnswentworth7 Jul 2020 19:08 UTC
24 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

Pos­si­ble take­aways from the coro­n­avirus pan­demic for slow AI takeoff

Vika31 May 2020 17:51 UTC
135 points
36 comments3 min readLW link1 review

Me­dia Bias

lsusr22 Feb 2021 21:14 UTC
34 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

Propin­quity Cities So Far

mako yass16 Nov 2020 23:12 UTC
24 points
48 comments20 min readLW link

Do your­self a FAVAR: se­cu­rity mindset

lukehmiles18 Jun 2022 2:08 UTC
20 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

The True Face of the Enemy

Space L Clottey12 Jan 2021 10:03 UTC
35 points
77 comments10 min readLW link

Chang­ing the world through slack & hobbies

Steven Byrnes21 Jul 2022 18:11 UTC
258 points
13 comments10 min readLW link

Land Ho!

Zvi20 Jan 2022 13:30 UTC
120 points
4 comments4 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Act­ing Wholesomely

owencb26 Feb 2024 21:49 UTC
57 points
64 comments1 min readLW link

Three rea­sons to cooperate

paulfchristiano24 Dec 2022 17:40 UTC
82 points
14 comments10 min readLW link
(sideways-view.com)

Don’t Share In­for­ma­tion Exfo­haz­ardous on Others’ AI-Risk Models

Thane Ruthenis19 Dec 2023 20:09 UTC
67 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Why max­i­mize hu­man life?

lise7 Jan 2022 14:11 UTC
27 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Isn’t Tesla stock highly un­der­val­ued?

Liron18 May 2020 1:56 UTC
31 points
41 comments2 min readLW link

Effec­tive al­tru­ism and crit­i­cism to­ward ac­tivism: An­swer to a paradox

ArthurRainbow17 May 2020 21:15 UTC
9 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

When can Fic­tion Change the World?

Timothy Underwood24 Aug 2020 13:47 UTC
79 points
18 comments11 min readLW link

Des­per­a­tion ham­ster wheels

Nicole Ross28 Oct 2020 2:32 UTC
97 points
5 comments6 min readLW link
(www.cuttingmangoes.com)

Guided Con­sump­tion The­ory: A Vir­tu­ous Dance be­tween Altru­is­tic Agents, Eco­nomic Discrim­i­na­tors, and Op­por­tunis­tic Helpers

Brad West 19 Aug 2022 17:49 UTC
1 point
0 comments11 min readLW link

Kelly Bet on Everything

Jacob Falkovich10 Jul 2020 2:48 UTC
100 points
20 comments5 min readLW link2 reviews

[Question] What’s your best al­ter­nate his­tory utopia?

Kaj_Sotala22 Feb 2021 8:17 UTC
25 points
33 comments1 min readLW link

You Can Do Futarchy Yourself

Tetraspace14 Jun 2020 0:16 UTC
60 points
4 comments5 min readLW link

Does mak­ing un­steady in­cre­men­tal progress work?

peterbarnett5 Mar 2021 7:23 UTC
8 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(peterbarnett.org)

A Primer on United States Treasuries

Annapurna10 Mar 2021 3:08 UTC
14 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

Tak­ing money seriously

dominicq28 Jan 2021 12:53 UTC
83 points
8 comments5 min readLW link

The World Ac­cord­ing to Do­minic Cummings

Chris_Leong14 Apr 2020 5:05 UTC
69 points
14 comments7 min readLW link

From Manch­ester to Beirut: The power of ed­u­ca­tion to change lives

gareth26 Sep 2021 11:40 UTC
3 points
0 comments4 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Build­ing cars we don’t understand

pchvykov7 Feb 2022 16:55 UTC
3 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

De­sign­ing en­vi­ron­ments to se­lect designs

pchvykov12 Feb 2022 17:54 UTC
7 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

How to have Poly­geni­cally Screened Children

GeneSmith7 May 2023 16:01 UTC
349 points
117 comments27 min readLW link

Pro­posal for im­prov­ing the global on­line dis­course through per­son­al­ised com­ment or­der­ing on all websites

Roman Leventov6 Dec 2023 18:51 UTC
35 points
21 comments6 min readLW link

On Mo­ral­ity, Ethics, and all that Jazz

Delen Heisman20 Nov 2022 20:00 UTC
4 points
4 comments2 min readLW link
(delen.substack.com)

How I buy things when Light­cone wants them fast

jacobjacob26 Sep 2022 5:02 UTC
219 points
21 comments8 min readLW link

A Toy Model of Hingeyness

B Jacobs7 Sep 2020 17:38 UTC
16 points
10 comments4 min readLW link

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

jacobjacob27 May 2020 16:38 UTC
54 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

What does moral progress con­sist of?

jasoncrawford19 Aug 2022 0:22 UTC
32 points
23 comments2 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

Im­prov­ing lo­cal gov­er­nance in frag­ile states—prac­ti­cal les­sons from the field

Tim Liptrot29 Jul 2020 1:54 UTC
16 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

“The Con­spir­acy against the Hu­man Race,” by Thomas Ligotti

Callmesalticidae13 Aug 2020 23:01 UTC
20 points
4 comments15 min readLW link

Ob­jec­tive Dog Rat­ings: An In­tro­duc­tion & Explanation

Callmesalticidae29 Aug 2020 3:54 UTC
20 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Don’t take bad op­tions away from people

Dumbledore's Army26 Mar 2023 20:12 UTC
43 points
100 comments5 min readLW link

On sav­ing the world

So8res30 Jan 2014 20:00 UTC
226 points
171 comments16 min readLW link

In­di­vi­d­ual Ra­tion­al­ity Needn’t Gen­er­al­ize to Ra­tional Consensus

Akshat Mahajan4 May 2020 22:53 UTC
42 points
17 comments4 min readLW link

Utopianism

Mateusz Mazurkiewicz4 Jan 2021 18:40 UTC
1 point
1 comment2 min readLW link

Wire­head your Chickens

shminux20 Jun 2018 5:49 UTC
86 points
53 comments2 min readLW link

Redi­rect­ing one’s own taxes as an effec­tive al­tru­ism method

David Gross13 Nov 2023 15:17 UTC
0 points
34 comments16 min readLW link

The Case for Hu­man Ge­netic Engineering

GeneSmith28 Aug 2020 22:21 UTC
50 points
19 comments12 min readLW link

Pay­ing peo­ple to vote for good poli­cies.

Matteodimaio15 Oct 2021 1:00 UTC
1 point
2 comments3 min readLW link

An In­tro­duc­tion to Pre­dic­tion Markets

Annapurna14 Jun 2021 16:43 UTC
9 points
12 comments4 min readLW link

Utopic Nightmares

Jozdien14 May 2021 21:24 UTC
10 points
20 comments5 min readLW link

De­sign thoughts for build­ing a bet­ter kind of so­cial space with many webs of trust

mako yass6 Sep 2020 2:08 UTC
54 points
41 comments11 min readLW link
(makopool.com)

Your Cheer­ful Price

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Feb 2021 5:41 UTC
263 points
82 comments17 min readLW link6 reviews

[Question] Can we re­ally pre­vent all warm­ing for less than 10B$ with the mostly side-effect free geo­eng­ineer­ing tech­nique of Marine Cloud Bright­en­ing?

mako yass5 Aug 2019 0:12 UTC
94 points
55 comments2 min readLW link

Helping peo­ple to solve their problems

Neel Nanda31 Aug 2020 20:41 UTC
18 points
3 comments10 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

Against Aug­men­ta­tion of In­tel­li­gence, Hu­man or Other­wise (An Anti-Natal­ist Ar­gu­ment)

Benjamin Bourlier1 Mar 2024 18:45 UTC
−26 points
18 comments3 min readLW link

Im­por­tant open prob­lems in voting

Closed Limelike Curves1 Jul 2024 2:53 UTC
31 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Swiss Poli­ti­cal Sys­tem: More than You ever Wanted to Know (I.)

Martin Sustrik19 Jul 2020 1:11 UTC
171 points
39 comments24 min readLW link2 reviews

the quan­tum am­pli­tude ar­gu­ment against ethics deduplication

Tamsin Leake12 Mar 2023 13:02 UTC
11 points
16 comments2 min readLW link
(carado.moe)

Child­hoods of ex­cep­tional people

Henrik Karlsson6 Feb 2023 17:27 UTC
328 points
62 comments15 min readLW link
(escapingflatland.substack.com)

Nearcast-based “de­ploy­ment prob­lem” analysis

HoldenKarnofsky21 Sep 2022 18:52 UTC
85 points
2 comments26 min readLW link

The Kids are Not Okay

Zvi8 Mar 2023 13:30 UTC
85 points
43 comments32 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Coron­avirus as a test-run for X-risks

Sammy Martin13 Jun 2020 21:00 UTC
71 points
10 comments18 min readLW link

Par­li­a­ments with­out the Parties

Yair Halberstadt19 Jun 2022 14:06 UTC
17 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

Unforgivable

Novalis25 Jun 2022 20:57 UTC
−9 points
12 comments5 min readLW link
(novalis.blog)

[Question] How to pre­vent au­thor­i­tar­ian re­volts?

lc20 Mar 2022 10:01 UTC
21 points
32 comments1 min readLW link

Con­verg­ing to­ward a Million Worlds

Joe Kwon24 Dec 2021 21:33 UTC
11 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Christo­pher Alexan­der’s ar­chi­tec­ture for learning

Henrik Karlsson24 Mar 2022 9:11 UTC
44 points
8 comments9 min readLW link
(escapingflatland.substack.com)

A Brief Chat on World Government

eapache13 Sep 2020 18:33 UTC
4 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

On Rais­ing Awareness

Tomás B.17 Nov 2021 17:12 UTC
21 points
10 comments3 min readLW link

Proso­cial Capitalism

scafaria2 Oct 2021 17:06 UTC
3 points
10 comments1 min readLW link
(prosocialcapitalism.com)

Tak­ing Clones Seriously

Raymond D1 Dec 2021 17:29 UTC
58 points
45 comments2 min readLW link

Eight Hun­dred Slightly Poi­soned Word Games

Scott Alexander9 Aug 2021 20:17 UTC
109 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Core Path­ways of Aging

johnswentworth28 Mar 2021 0:31 UTC
265 points
123 comments22 min readLW link1 review

Com­bin­ing the best of Ge­or­gian and Har­berger taxes

Yair Halberstadt12 Aug 2021 5:55 UTC
23 points
30 comments10 min readLW link

[Question] What are the limi­ta­tions on poli­ti­cally mo­ti­vated re­lo­ca­tion?

Asgård4 Dec 2021 15:16 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Triumph & Hope: How Far Hu­man­ity Has Come

Ruby21 Feb 2021 18:07 UTC
23 points
0 comments5 min readLW link
(jesswhittlestone.com)

Men­tor­ship, Man­age­ment, and Mys­te­ri­ous Old Wizards

Raemon24 Feb 2021 22:00 UTC
83 points
13 comments3 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

Col­lAc­tion his­tory and les­sons learned

Ron17 Jan 2021 15:01 UTC
34 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

Mini thoughts on mintheism

CraigMichael11 Jan 2021 5:14 UTC
14 points
3 comments7 min readLW link

How to solve the ar­gu­ment about what the al­gorithm should do

Yoav Ravid15 Jan 2021 6:08 UTC
22 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Use­less knowl­edge; why peo­ple re­sist ed­u­ca­tion improvement

Andrew Vlahos26 Feb 2021 3:43 UTC
11 points
22 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Read­ing recom­men­da­tions on so­cial tech­nol­ogy: look­ing for the third way be­tween tech­noc­racy and populism

Quinn24 Feb 2021 11:48 UTC
5 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Le­gal­ize bu­tanol?

bhauth20 Dec 2023 14:24 UTC
39 points
20 comments5 min readLW link
(www.bhauth.com)

Can a Ve­gan Diet Be Healthy? A Liter­a­ture Review

Erich_Grunewald12 Mar 2021 12:47 UTC
26 points
0 comments11 min readLW link
(www.erichgrunewald.com)

The Flow-Through Fallacy

Chris_Leong13 Sep 2023 4:28 UTC
20 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Fu­ture Of Work

specbug19 Jul 2021 23:16 UTC
−1 points
6 comments6 min readLW link
(sixeleven.in)

A gen­tle apoc­a­lypse

pchvykov16 Aug 2021 5:03 UTC
3 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] How to mea­sure (hu­man) im­pact?

Fer32dwt34r3dfsz27 Sep 2021 2:32 UTC
7 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Choice Writ­ings of Do­minic Cummings

Connor_Flexman13 Oct 2021 2:41 UTC
121 points
75 comments5 min readLW link1 review

An Un­ex­pected Vic­tory: Con­tainer Stack­ing at the Port of Long Beach

Zvi28 Oct 2021 14:40 UTC
299 points
41 comments9 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Bring back the Colosseums

lc8 Sep 2023 0:09 UTC
9 points
28 comments1 min readLW link

How a billion­aire could spend their money to help the dis­ad­van­taged: 7 ideas from the top of my head

Yitz4 Dec 2020 6:09 UTC
12 points
12 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] Good books about over­com­ing co­or­di­na­tion prob­lems?

Sean Aubin2 Feb 2022 19:09 UTC
22 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Tech­nolog­i­cal Re­s­ur­rec­tion: Two Pos­si­ble Approaches

Alex Polischuk14 Mar 2022 17:53 UTC
−3 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

How would you gov­ern Mars?

Bernhard31 Dec 2020 2:32 UTC
5 points
14 comments6 min readLW link

Op­ti­miz­ing crop plant­ing with mixed in­te­ger lin­ear pro­gram­ming in Stardew Valley

hapanin5 Apr 2022 18:42 UTC
28 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

The value of x-risk reduction

NathanBarnard22 May 2022 7:44 UTC
4 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Fore­stal­ling At­mo­spheric Ignition

Lone Pine9 Jun 2022 20:49 UTC
11 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Against pop­u­la­tion ethics

jasoncrawford16 Aug 2022 5:19 UTC
29 points
39 comments3 min readLW link

So, I Want to Be a “Think­fluencer”

DragonGod20 Aug 2022 18:39 UTC
4 points
6 comments6 min readLW link

An­nounc­ing Balsa Research

Zvi25 Sep 2022 22:50 UTC
235 points
64 comments2 min readLW link1 review
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

In­vest­ment, Work, and Vi­sion: Who is re­spon­si­ble for cre­at­ing value?

Sable16 Jan 2023 1:57 UTC
0 points
10 comments8 min readLW link
(affablyevil.substack.com)

The Eco­nomics of the As­teroid Deflec­tion Prob­lem (Dom­i­nant As­surance Con­tracts)

moyamo29 Aug 2023 18:28 UTC
77 points
70 comments15 min readLW link

Spend twice as much effort ev­ery time you at­tempt to solve a problem

Jsevillamol15 Nov 2020 18:37 UTC
55 points
11 comments2 min readLW link1 review

Archipelago and Atomic Communitarianism

Scott Alexander7 Jun 2014 16:44 UTC
19 points
3 comments22 min readLW link

$1,000 Bounty for Pro-BLM Policy Analysis

Taymon Beal18 Jun 2020 1:48 UTC
14 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Cow­er­ing To Geno­cide: Uighur Per­se­cu­tion And The World’s Last Hope

willbobaggins1 Nov 2020 21:01 UTC
9 points
21 comments4 min readLW link

Anti-EMH Ev­i­dence (and a plea for help)

Wei Dai5 Dec 2020 18:29 UTC
94 points
44 comments5 min readLW link

Ob­jec­tive Dog Rat­ings: The Ir­ish Wolfhound

Callmesalticidae29 Aug 2020 4:01 UTC
1 point
1 comment1 min readLW link

Con­crete pos­i­tive vi­sions for a fu­ture with­out AGI

Max H8 Nov 2023 3:12 UTC
41 points
28 comments8 min readLW link

Notes on “Bioter­ror and Biowar­fare” (2006)

MichaelA2 Mar 2021 0:43 UTC
10 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

A fate worse than death?

RomanS13 Dec 2021 11:05 UTC
−25 points
26 comments2 min readLW link

The So­cial Im­pact of Trol­ley Problems

atomantic8 May 2024 3:09 UTC
5 points
3 comments14 min readLW link

Com­par­a­tive ad­van­tage and when to blow up your island

dynomight12 Sep 2020 6:20 UTC
145 points
39 comments1 min readLW link
(dynomight.net)

Moloch and multi-level selection

thoughtfulmadison11 Aug 2020 7:08 UTC
19 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

Moloch and the sand­pile catastrophe

Eric Raymond2 Apr 2022 15:35 UTC
120 points
25 comments3 min readLW link

I’d also take $7 trillion

bhauth19 Feb 2024 3:31 UTC
45 points
12 comments10 min readLW link
(www.bhauth.com)

Duck­bill Masks Bet­ter?

jefftk30 May 2024 23:40 UTC
20 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Pri­vacy in a Digi­tal World

Faustify27 Jul 2023 10:46 UTC
2 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Ex­am­ples of self-gov­er­nance to re­duce tech­nol­ogy risk?

Jia29 Sep 2020 19:31 UTC
10 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Un­der­wa­ter Tor­ture Cham­bers: The Hor­ror Of Fish Farming

omnizoid26 Jul 2023 0:27 UTC
80 points
49 comments10 min readLW link

Eval­u­at­ing Life Ex­ten­sion Ad­vo­cacy Foundation

emanuele ascani30 Sep 2020 18:04 UTC
7 points
7 comments5 min readLW link

SSA vs. SIA: how fu­ture pop­u­la­tion may provide ev­i­dence for or against the foun­da­tions of poli­ti­cal liberalism

j30 Jul 2023 20:18 UTC
−6 points
10 comments55 min readLW link

Petrov Day is not about unilat­eral action

sen26 Sep 2020 13:41 UTC
25 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Fore­cast­ing Thread: Ex­is­ten­tial Risk

Amandango22 Sep 2020 3:44 UTC
43 points
39 comments2 min readLW link

Distributed pub­lic goods provision

paulfchristiano26 Sep 2020 21:20 UTC
26 points
3 comments5 min readLW link
(sideways-view.com)

Ex­pan­sive trans­la­tions: con­sid­er­a­tions and possibilities

ozziegooen18 Sep 2020 15:39 UTC
43 points
15 comments6 min readLW link

Is util­i­tar­i­anism the re­sult of a Con­flict The­ory sin­gu­lar­ity?

spkoc16 Jun 2020 13:29 UTC
5 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

Against Victimhood

Jacob Falkovich18 Sep 2020 1:58 UTC
85 points
15 comments7 min readLW link

A $10k retroac­tive grant for VaccinateCA

Austin Chen27 Jul 2023 18:14 UTC
80 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(manifund.org)

Thoughts on shar­ing in­for­ma­tion about lan­guage model capabilities

paulfchristiano31 Jul 2023 16:04 UTC
201 points
35 comments11 min readLW link

Progress: Fluke or trend?

jasoncrawford13 Sep 2020 0:21 UTC
16 points
19 comments2 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

What dis­t­in­guishes “early”, “mid” and “end” games?

Raemon21 Jun 2024 17:41 UTC
47 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

The Short­est Path Between Scylla and Charybdis

Thane Ruthenis18 Dec 2023 20:08 UTC
50 points
8 comments5 min readLW link

Loneli­ness and the para­dox of choice

DirectedEvolution9 Sep 2020 16:30 UTC
17 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

Luna First, But Not To Live There

NathanielMRouth8 Sep 2020 3:14 UTC
21 points
21 comments5 min readLW link
(nathanielmrouth.wordpress.com)

[Question] Are there non-AI pro­jects fo­cused on defeat­ing Moloch globally?

eapache14 Sep 2020 2:13 UTC
13 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

AI, Con­scious­ness, and the prob­lem of Mo­ral Considerability

stultus16 Jul 2023 19:56 UTC
1 point
0 comments2 min readLW link

Trust-Build­ing: The New Ra­tion­al­ity Project

DirectedEvolution28 May 2020 22:53 UTC
39 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

Ex­is­ten­tial Risk Per­sua­sion Tournament

PeterMcCluskey17 Jul 2023 18:04 UTC
71 points
1 comment8 min readLW link
(bayesianinvestor.com)

One sys­temic failure in particular

MoritzG28 May 2020 5:25 UTC
−3 points
8 comments6 min readLW link

Are We Right about How Effec­tive Mock­ery Is?

Ronny Fernandez27 Aug 2020 10:48 UTC
44 points
12 comments9 min readLW link

[Question] Thoughts on Neu­ral­ink up­date?

NoUsernameSelected29 Aug 2020 22:59 UTC
14 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

The God­dess of Every­thing Else—The Animation

Writer13 Jul 2023 16:26 UTC
142 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(youtu.be)

[Question] If Star­ship works, how much would it cost to cre­ate a sys­tem of rotable space mir­rors that re­duces tem­per­a­tures on earth by 1° C?

ChristianKl14 Sep 2020 18:46 UTC
13 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

How to not be an alarmist

DirectedEvolution30 Sep 2020 21:35 UTC
8 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Pos­tel’s Prin­ci­ple as Mo­ral Aphorism

eapache23 Aug 2020 19:36 UTC
15 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Chart­ing Is Mostly Superstition

gilch23 Aug 2020 20:26 UTC
33 points
18 comments7 min readLW link

Nega­tivity en­hances positivity

Adam Zerner2 Jul 2023 2:47 UTC
12 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Cri­sis Boot Camp: les­sons learned and im­pli­ca­tions for EA

Nicole Ross24 Jun 2023 6:28 UTC
26 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Another med­i­cal miracle

Dentin25 Jun 2023 20:43 UTC
174 points
46 comments3 min readLW link

An­i­mal Weapons: Les­sons for Hu­mans in the Age of X-Risk

Damin Curtis4 Jul 2023 18:14 UTC
3 points
0 comments10 min readLW link

High­lights from the Black­mail De­bate (Robin Han­son vs Zvi Mow­show­itz)

Ben Pace20 Aug 2020 0:49 UTC
48 points
37 comments9 min readLW link

Re­la­tional Speaking

jefftk21 Jun 2023 14:40 UTC
11 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

The Dial of Progress

Zvi13 Jun 2023 13:40 UTC
159 points
117 comments11 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Devel­op­ing a tech­nol­ogy with safety in mind: Les­sons from the Wright Brothers

jasoncrawford15 Jun 2023 21:08 UTC
30 points
4 comments3 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

[Question] Donate Now vs Donate Later—Rel­a­tive Value of Dona­tions to AI Alignment

AlignmentOptimizer24 Jun 2023 17:20 UTC
4 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Mar­ket Misconceptions

gilch20 Aug 2020 4:46 UTC
27 points
8 comments4 min readLW link

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

Nisan17 May 2020 20:48 UTC
17 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Grant ap­pli­ca­tions and grand narratives

Elizabeth2 Jul 2023 0:16 UTC
191 points
22 comments6 min readLW link

AGI x An­i­mal Welfare: A High-EV Outreach Op­por­tu­nity?

simeon_c28 Jun 2023 20:44 UTC
29 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Teach­ing CS Dur­ing Take-Off

andrew carle14 May 2024 22:45 UTC
87 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

Whole­some­ness and Effec­tive Altruism

owencb28 Feb 2024 20:28 UTC
42 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Op­ti­mized for Some­thing other than Win­ning or: How Cricket Re­sists Moloch and Good­hart’s Law

A.H.5 Jul 2023 12:33 UTC
53 points
25 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Why have ex­po­sure no­tifi­ca­tion apps been (mostly) dis­con­tinued?

VipulNaik9 Jul 2023 19:07 UTC
10 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

[Geo: Cal­ifor­nia/​Bay Area] Mini-Re­search of 2020 Fire Situation

Ruby23 Aug 2020 5:13 UTC
71 points
13 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] What hap­pens to ex­ist­ing life sen­tences un­der LEV?

O O9 Jun 2024 17:49 UTC
5 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

The Best Toy In The Park

jefftk25 Aug 2020 14:30 UTC
25 points
15 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Ag­grega­tive prin­ci­ples ap­prox­i­mate util­i­tar­ian principles

Cleo Nardo12 Jun 2024 16:27 UTC
28 points
3 comments23 min readLW link

Long-Term Fu­ture Fund: May 2023 to March 2024 Pay­out recommendations

Linch12 Jun 2024 13:46 UTC
40 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Open Agency model can solve the AI reg­u­la­tion dilemma

Roman Leventov8 Nov 2023 20:00 UTC
22 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

Rus­sian x-risks newslet­ter Sum­mer 2020

avturchin1 Sep 2020 14:06 UTC
22 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

FHI pa­per on COVID-19 gov­ern­ment countermeasures

jacobjacob4 Jun 2020 21:06 UTC
47 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(doi.org)

The ethics of breed­ing to kill

George3d66 Sep 2020 20:12 UTC
−4 points
24 comments6 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity, Ped­a­gogy, and “Vibes”: Quick Thoughts

NicholasKross15 Jul 2023 2:09 UTC
14 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Lov­ing a world you don’t trust

Joe Carlsmith18 Jun 2024 19:31 UTC
126 points
13 comments33 min readLW link

Suffer­ing Is Not Pain

jbkjr18 Jun 2024 18:04 UTC
34 points
45 comments5 min readLW link
(jbkjr.me)

Jobs, Re­la­tion­ships, and Other Cults

13 Mar 2024 5:58 UTC
40 points
9 comments35 min readLW link

[Question] So­cial Cap­i­tal Paradoxes

abramdemski10 Sep 2020 18:44 UTC
68 points
24 comments4 min readLW link

On the Lat­est TikTok Bill

Zvi13 Mar 2024 18:50 UTC
58 points
7 comments29 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Ap­prais­ing ag­grega­tivism and utilitarianism

Cleo Nardo21 Jun 2024 23:10 UTC
27 points
10 comments19 min readLW link

[Question] Why don’t we just get rid of all the bioethi­cists?

Sable8 Jun 2024 3:48 UTC
13 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Recom­mended book for a bal­anced take and les­sons learned from covid pan­demic response

Martin Hare Robertson13 Mar 2024 18:14 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

The Ax­iolog­i­cal Treadmill

eapache15 Sep 2020 18:36 UTC
6 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] For what X would you be in­differ­ent be­tween liv­ing X days, but for­get­ting your day at the end of ev­ery­day, or liv­ing 10 days? (ter­mi­nally)

Mati_Roy18 Sep 2020 4:05 UTC
6 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

[not on­go­ing] Thoughts on Pro­por­tional vot­ing methods

Jameson Quinn22 Jul 2020 2:46 UTC
32 points
53 comments46 min readLW link

In favour of ex­plor­ing nag­ging doubts about x-risk

owencb25 Jun 2024 23:52 UTC
105 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Click­bait Soapboxing

DaystarEld13 Mar 2024 14:09 UTC
24 points
15 comments3 min readLW link
(daystareld.com)

Honor­ing Petrov Day on LessWrong, in 2020

Ben Pace26 Sep 2020 8:01 UTC
117 points
100 comments3 min readLW link

Is suffer­ing like shit?

KatjaGrace31 May 2024 1:20 UTC
31 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Fore­sight Vi­sion Week­end Europe 2024

Allison Duettmann31 May 2024 0:07 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Anti-cir­cum­ci­sion Es­say 2 of 3: Phys­i­cal and Psy­cholog­i­cal Realities

Harry Stevenage30 Jun 2024 22:13 UTC
12 points
5 comments9 min readLW link

Anti-Cir­cum­ci­sion Es­say 3 of 3: Now That I Think About It, Is There Ac­tu­ally a Space Between “Info” and “Hazard”? Isn’t It Just One Word?

Harry Stevenage1 Jul 2024 2:21 UTC
12 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

In Defense of Lawyers Play­ing Their Part

Isaac King1 Jul 2024 1:32 UTC
30 points
9 comments9 min readLW link

Un­curs­ing Civilization

Lorec1 Jul 2024 18:44 UTC
−6 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

Anti-Cir­cum­ci­sion Es­say 1 of 3: Ac­cord­ing To Their Crit­ics, In­tac­tivists Are The Best-Be­haved Protest Move­ment In His­tory

Harry Stevenage30 Jun 2024 17:17 UTC
12 points
6 comments5 min readLW link

Public Choice and the Altru­ist’s Burden

Roko22 Jul 2010 21:34 UTC
35 points
101 comments3 min readLW link

Why I’m Skep­ti­cal About Un­proven Causes (And You Should Be Too)

Peter Wildeford29 Jul 2013 9:09 UTC
42 points
98 comments11 min readLW link

[Question] Thoughts on the rel­a­tive eco­nomic benefits of polyamorous re­la­tion­ships?

OKlogic9 May 2024 18:26 UTC
−1 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

OpenAI, Deep­Mind, An­thropic, etc. should shut down.

Tamsin Leake17 Dec 2023 20:01 UTC
32 points
48 comments3 min readLW link
(carado.moe)

I wrote this be­cause of watermelon

Arti8 Jun 2023 3:55 UTC
2 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Why didn’t vi­rol­o­gists run the stud­ies nec­es­sary to de­ter­mine which viruses are air­borne?

ChristianKl20 Jun 2023 11:58 UTC
28 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

Cor­rectly Cal­ibrated Trust

habryka24 Jun 2023 19:48 UTC
36 points
3 comments11 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

Split-a-Dol­lar Game

Martin Sustrik24 Aug 2020 4:54 UTC
27 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

How AI Will Change Education

robotelvis28 Feb 2024 5:30 UTC
6 points
3 comments5 min readLW link
(messyprogress.substack.com)

The ants and the grasshopper

Richard_Ngo4 Jun 2023 22:00 UTC
418 points
35 comments5 min readLW link
(www.narrativeark.xyz)

Ages Sur­vey: Results

jefftk5 Jun 2023 2:10 UTC
57 points
10 comments5 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

AI should be used to find bet­ter morality

Jorterder2 Jun 2023 20:38 UTC
−20 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Distinc­tions when Dis­cussing Utility Functions

ozziegooen9 Mar 2024 20:14 UTC
24 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Nice Things

Zvi31 Mar 2018 12:30 UTC
14 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] im­pli­ca­tions of NN de­sign for education

bhauth4 Jun 2023 20:50 UTC
9 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

An at­tempt to list out my core val­ues and virtues

Ruby9 Jun 2019 20:02 UTC
26 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

Gra­da­tions of moral weight

MichaelStJules29 Feb 2024 23:08 UTC
0 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Re­quest]: Use “Epi­lo­gen­ics” in­stead of “Eu­gen­ics” in most circumstances

GeneSmith1 Jun 2023 15:36 UTC
40 points
49 comments1 min readLW link

Nar­row your an­swer space

Vaniver28 Dec 2010 11:38 UTC
33 points
110 comments8 min readLW link

Sto­ries About Academia

Ben Pace2 Sep 2019 18:40 UTC
34 points
1 comment19 min readLW link

The US Already Has A Wealth Tax

jefftk19 Aug 2020 14:50 UTC
44 points
14 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

List of pre­vi­ous pre­dic­tion mar­ket projects

jacobjacob22 Oct 2018 0:45 UTC
32 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(jacoblagerros.wordpress.com)

[Question] What do benefi­cial TDT trades for hu­man­ity con­cretely look like?

Stephen Fowler10 Jun 2023 6:50 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Ag­grega­tive Prin­ci­ples of So­cial Justice

Cleo Nardo5 Jun 2024 13:44 UTC
29 points
10 comments37 min readLW link

Sen­tience matters

So8res29 May 2023 21:25 UTC
141 points
96 comments2 min readLW link

Re­ply to a fer­til­ity doc­tor con­cern­ing poly­genic em­bryo screening

GeneSmith29 May 2023 21:50 UTC
58 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

A book re­view for “An­i­mal Weapons” and cross-ap­ply­ing the les­sons to x-risk

Habeeb Abdulfatah30 May 2023 0:58 UTC
−6 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.super-linear.org)

The Wrong Side of Risk

gilch16 Aug 2020 3:50 UTC
22 points
12 comments3 min readLW link

Seek­ing (Paid) Case Stud­ies on Standards

HoldenKarnofsky26 May 2023 17:58 UTC
69 points
9 comments11 min readLW link

Mo­ral­ity is Ac­ci­den­tal & Self-Congratulatory

ymeskhout29 May 2023 0:40 UTC
25 points
40 comments5 min readLW link

Tomb­stone Men­tal­ity

SuperDaveWhite13 Aug 2020 13:46 UTC
6 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

On Minicircle

Metacelsus23 Apr 2024 21:28 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(docs.google.com)

Re­peat Un­til Broke

gilch13 Aug 2020 7:19 UTC
14 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Self polic­ing for self doubt

KatjaGrace7 Nov 2019 23:10 UTC
36 points
3 comments2 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.com)

How to Lose a Fair Game

gilch14 Aug 2020 18:41 UTC
36 points
15 comments7 min readLW link

Does crime ex­plain the ex­cep­tional US in­car­cer­a­tion rate?

braces15 Aug 2020 18:27 UTC
60 points
27 comments3 min readLW link

Op­ti­mal Philan­thropy for Hu­man Beings

lukeprog25 Jul 2011 7:27 UTC
49 points
86 comments7 min readLW link

Long Now, and Cul­ture vs Artifacts

Raemon3 Feb 2020 21:49 UTC
26 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

Utilons vs. Hedons

Psychohistorian10 Aug 2009 19:20 UTC
39 points
119 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] In­vest­ment is a use­ful so­cietal mechanism for get­ting new things made. Stock trad­ing shares some func­tion­al­ity with in­vest­ment, but seems very very in­effi­cient, at that?

mako yass24 Aug 2020 1:18 UTC
10 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

“Is There Any­thing That’s Worth More”

Zack_M_Davis2 Aug 2023 3:28 UTC
64 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Ex­is­ten­tial Risk is a sin­gle category

Rafael Harth9 Aug 2020 17:47 UTC
31 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

The Amanda Knox Test: How an Hour on the In­ter­net Beats a Year in the Courtroom

komponisto13 Dec 2009 4:16 UTC
57 points
649 comments12 min readLW link

The Iso­la­tion As­sump­tion of Ex­pected Utility Maximization

Pedro Oliboni6 Aug 2020 4:05 UTC
7 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

A Rant on Calcu­lus III

Wofsen25 Apr 2023 14:51 UTC
−5 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Don’t judge a skill by its specialists

Academian26 Sep 2010 20:56 UTC
72 points
36 comments2 min readLW link

To Spread Science, Keep It Secret

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Mar 2008 5:47 UTC
77 points
51 comments4 min readLW link

Burch’s Law

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Mar 2007 2:39 UTC
63 points
28 comments1 min readLW link

High Challenge

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Dec 2008 0:51 UTC
70 points
75 comments4 min readLW link

Prop­erty as Co­or­di­na­tion Minimization

Vaniver4 Aug 2020 19:24 UTC
38 points
35 comments4 min readLW link

Would we even want AI to solve all our prob­lems?

So8res21 Apr 2023 18:04 UTC
97 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What if Ethics is Prov­ably Self-Con­tra­dic­tory?

Yitz18 Apr 2024 5:12 UTC
3 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

Bab­ble on grow­ing trust

qbolec21 May 2023 13:19 UTC
13 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

[Question] I’m look­ing for re­search look­ing at the in­fluence of fic­tion on chang­ing elite/​pub­lic be­hav­iors and opinions

Timothy Underwood7 Aug 2020 13:49 UTC
6 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Cry­on­ics Cost-Benefit Analysis

niplav3 Aug 2020 17:30 UTC
46 points
8 comments32 min readLW link

Ret­ro­spec­tive: Les­sons from the Failed Align­ment Startup AISafety.com

Søren Elverlin12 May 2023 18:07 UTC
104 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

Team Co­he­sion and Ex­clu­sion­ary Egalitarianism

lionhearted (Sebastian Marshall)17 Sep 2018 4:48 UTC
31 points
6 comments7 min readLW link

Don’t En­dorse the Idea of Mar­ket Failure

Maxwell Tabarrok1 Mar 2024 14:04 UTC
14 points
22 comments4 min readLW link
(www.maximum-progress.com)

[Question] How should one feel morally about us­ing chat­bots?

Adam Zerner11 May 2023 1:01 UTC
18 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Healthy Competition

Raemon20 Oct 2019 20:55 UTC
56 points
13 comments2 min readLW link1 review

An eth­i­cal frame­work to su­per­sede Utilitarianism

metalcrow17 Apr 2024 17:18 UTC
1 point
4 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Has any­one here writ­ten about re­li­gious fic­tion­al­ism?

SpectrumDT4 Jun 2024 12:10 UTC
0 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

How “Pause AI” ad­vo­cacy could be net harmful

Tamsin Leake26 Dec 2023 16:19 UTC
32 points
8 comments2 min readLW link
(carado.moe)

Most Peo­ple Don’t Real­ize We Have No Idea How Our AIs Work

Thane Ruthenis21 Dec 2023 20:02 UTC
152 points
42 comments1 min readLW link

When Does Altru­ism Strengthen Altru­ism?

jefftk21 Jan 2024 18:50 UTC
44 points
2 comments3 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Fore­cast­ing as a tool for teach­ing the gen­eral pub­lic to make bet­ter judge­ments?

Dominik Hajduk | České priority9 May 2023 17:35 UTC
3 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Sum­maries of top fo­rum posts (1st to 7th May 2023)

Zoe Williams9 May 2023 9:30 UTC
21 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

RT-LAMP is the right way to scale di­ag­nos­tic test­ing for the coronavirus

Kevin4 Aug 2020 10:05 UTC
35 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

You Need More Money

gilch12 Aug 2020 6:16 UTC
55 points
16 comments7 min readLW link

Tear­ing down the Ch­ester­ton’s Fence principle

DirectedEvolution2 Aug 2020 4:56 UTC
35 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Would you have a baby in 2024?

martinkunev25 Dec 2023 1:52 UTC
24 points
76 comments1 min readLW link

Do you work at an AI lab? Please quit

Nik Samoylov5 May 2023 23:41 UTC
−29 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Nega­tive and Pos­i­tive Selection

alyssavance6 Jul 2012 1:34 UTC
148 points
263 comments3 min readLW link

Paus­ing AI Devel­op­ments Isn’t Enough. We Need to Shut it All Down

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Apr 2023 0:36 UTC
252 points
40 comments12 min readLW link

“De­cen­tral­ized Au­tonomous Ed­u­ca­tion”—Call for Re­view­ers (Seeds of Science)

rogersbacon9 Apr 2024 14:39 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Flex­i­bil­ity and the Singularity

Jonathan Moregård18 Jan 2024 15:29 UTC
8 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
(honestliving.substack.com)

“Now here’s why I’m punch­ing you...”

philh16 Oct 2018 21:30 UTC
28 points
24 comments4 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)

Do we get bet­ter or worse at adapt­ing to change?

jasoncrawford6 Apr 2023 14:42 UTC
12 points
2 comments3 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

A Fresh FAQ on GiveWiki and Im­pact Mar­kets Generally

Dawn Drescher6 Apr 2023 14:02 UTC
−1 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(impactmarkets.substack.com)

Two tools for re­think­ing ex­is­ten­tial risk

Arepo6 Apr 2024 2:55 UTC
2 points
0 comments25 min readLW link

Light­ness and Unease

TurnTrout21 Mar 2018 5:24 UTC
31 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

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

aiiixiii22 Apr 2020 16:28 UTC
6 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

How likely is the COVID-19 apoc­a­lyp­tic sce­nario?

Roko Jelavić22 Apr 2020 10:28 UTC
14 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

Po­lio Lab Leak Caught with Wastew­a­ter Sampling

Cullen7 Apr 2023 1:06 UTC
82 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

What does your philos­o­phy max­i­mize?

Antb1 Mar 2024 16:10 UTC
0 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

The fun­nel of hu­man experience

eukaryote10 Oct 2018 2:46 UTC
83 points
31 comments3 min readLW link1 review
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

“On Liv­ing in an Atomic Age”, by C.S. Lewis (1948)

tjaffee5 Apr 2023 18:34 UTC
17 points
3 comments8 min readLW link
(hebrew-streams.org)

Pan­demic Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Simulator

jefftk8 Apr 2024 19:00 UTC
22 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

The Su­per­star Effect

Adam Zerner3 Jan 2015 6:11 UTC
12 points
53 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] Up­com­ing un­am­bigu­ously good tech pos­si­bil­ities? (Like eg in­door plumb­ing)

lukehmiles11 Apr 2024 23:14 UTC
9 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Votes-per-Dollar

Adam Golding10 Apr 2023 2:20 UTC
−20 points
20 comments1 min readLW link
(adamgolding.substack.com)

Repug­nance and replacement

MichaelStJules11 Apr 2024 2:41 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Who reg­u­lates the reg­u­la­tors? We need to go be­yond the re­view-and-ap­proval paradigm

jasoncrawford4 May 2023 22:11 UTC
122 points
29 comments13 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Re­v­erse Reg­u­la­tory Capture

Chris_Leong11 Apr 2024 2:40 UTC
12 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Killing Socrates

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien11 Apr 2023 10:28 UTC
175 points
144 comments8 min readLW link

The Rube Gold­berg Ma­chine of Morality

DirectedEvolution6 Jan 2021 20:24 UTC
11 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

Re­con­sider the anti-cav­ity bac­te­ria if you are Asian

Lao Mein15 Apr 2024 7:02 UTC
166 points
43 comments4 min readLW link

AI Risk US Pres­i­den­tial Candidate

Simon Berens11 Apr 2023 19:31 UTC
5 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Wanted: Men­tal Health Pro­gram Man­ager at Re­think Wel­lbe­ing

Inga G.4 Apr 2023 11:49 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

The UBI dystopia: a glimpse into the fu­ture via pre­sent-day abuses

Solenoid_Entity12 Apr 2023 14:44 UTC
52 points
73 comments4 min readLW link

Les­sons from “The Book of My Life”

bmgarfinkel6 Jan 2021 22:40 UTC
114 points
3 comments16 min readLW link
(benmgarfinkel.wordpress.com)

On Car­ing about our AI Progeny

PeterMcCluskey14 Apr 2023 19:32 UTC
22 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(bayesianinvestor.com)

[Question] Dis­com­fort Stacking

Lewis O’Brien17 Apr 2024 14:49 UTC
5 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

Mas­culinity—A Case For Courage

James Stephen Brown4 Jun 2024 0:04 UTC
23 points
0 comments7 min readLW link
(nonzerosum.games)

To­tal horse takeover

KatjaGrace5 Nov 2019 0:10 UTC
98 points
14 comments6 min readLW link1 review
(meteuphoric.com)

Is ethics a memetic trap ?

George3d623 Apr 2020 10:49 UTC
6 points
6 comments6 min readLW link
(blog.cerebralab.com)

The Case for Brain-Only Preservation

Mati_Roy20 Apr 2023 22:01 UTC
21 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(biostasis.substack.com)

Wor­ri­some mi­s­un­der­stand­ing of the core is­sues with AI transition

Roman Leventov18 Jan 2024 10:05 UTC
5 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

500 Million, But Not A Sin­gle One More—The Animation

Writer21 Apr 2023 15:48 UTC
47 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Can you gain weird­ness points?

NicholasKross31 Jul 2020 3:41 UTC
20 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

The Com­mis­sion for Stop­ping Fur­ther Im­prove­ments: A let­ter of note from Isam­bard K. Brunel

jasoncrawford21 Apr 2023 17:42 UTC
39 points
0 comments4 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

What is filling the hole left by re­li­gion?

Philosophistry4 Aug 2020 6:48 UTC
13 points
14 comments3 min readLW link

So­cial Im­pact, Effec­tive Altru­ism, and Mo­ti­vated Cognition

JonahS8 Jun 2013 2:31 UTC
16 points
20 comments2 min readLW link

Mo­ti­va­tors: Altru­is­tic Ac­tions for Non-Altru­is­tic Reasons

Ruby21 Jun 2014 16:32 UTC
26 points
20 comments9 min readLW link

Ca­ma­raderie at scale: in search of shared identity

eq24 Apr 2023 16:46 UTC
8 points
2 comments8 min readLW link

The Army of Jakoths (a parable)

MikkW21 May 2023 22:48 UTC
−6 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Gen­er­al­ized Effi­cient Mar­kets in Poli­ti­cal Power

johnswentworth1 Aug 2020 4:49 UTC
42 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

Would Your Real Prefer­ences Please Stand Up?

Scott Alexander8 Aug 2009 22:57 UTC
93 points
132 comments4 min readLW link

What’s wrong with be­ing dumb?

Adam Zerner7 May 2023 18:31 UTC
14 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What should an Ein­stein-like figure in Ma­chine Learn­ing do?

Razied5 Aug 2020 23:52 UTC
7 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

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

jmh26 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
38 points
2 comments6 min readLW link1 review

On what re­search poli­cy­mak­ers ac­tu­ally need

MondSemmel23 Apr 2024 19:50 UTC
38 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
(www.slowboring.com)

What is progress?

jasoncrawford9 Mar 2024 16:28 UTC
10 points
4 comments6 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

The Best Ed­u­ca­tional In­sti­tu­tion in the World

SamuelKnoche14 Aug 2020 17:18 UTC
39 points
12 comments9 min readLW link

Emer­gency Cen­tral Planning

jefftk28 Apr 2020 0:50 UTC
16 points
14 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

De­quan­tify­ing first-or­der theories

jessicata23 Apr 2024 19:04 UTC
40 points
9 comments8 min readLW link
(unstableontology.com)

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

mako yass28 Apr 2020 7:44 UTC
5 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

Beyond the Data: Why aid to poor doesn’t work

Lyrongolem25 Oct 2023 5:03 UTC
2 points
31 comments12 min readLW link

Vec­tor Plan­ning in a Lat­tice Graph

23 Apr 2024 16:58 UTC
20 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Given the Restrict Act, Don’t Ban TikTok

Zvi4 Apr 2023 14:40 UTC
97 points
9 comments4 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Planecrash Podcast

planecrashpodcast3 Apr 2023 4:34 UTC
10 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Oc­clu­sions of Mo­ral Knowledge

herschel25 Dec 2023 5:55 UTC
−1 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(brothernin.substack.com)

Arch-anarchy

Peter lawless 26 Apr 2024 15:05 UTC
−1 points
1 comment25 min readLW link

Spend­ing Up­date 2020

jefftk18 Aug 2020 1:40 UTC
12 points
2 comments3 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Reread­ing At­las Shrugged

Vaniver28 Jul 2020 18:54 UTC
160 points
36 comments13 min readLW link1 review

How Effi­cient is the Char­i­ta­ble Mar­ket?

lukeprog24 Aug 2013 5:57 UTC
26 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

Techno-hu­man­ism is techno-op­ti­mism for the 21st century

Richard_Ngo27 Oct 2023 18:37 UTC
88 points
5 comments14 min readLW link
(www.mindthefuture.info)

Sanc­tu­ary for Humans

nikola27 Oct 2023 18:08 UTC
21 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Melt­ing democracy

Richard_Ngo29 Apr 2020 20:10 UTC
30 points
6 comments6 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Aligned AI is dual use technology

lc27 Jan 2024 6:50 UTC
52 points
31 comments2 min readLW link

Sto­ries About Progress

Ben Pace8 Sep 2019 23:07 UTC
28 points
1 comment19 min readLW link

Prolong­ing life is about the op­tion­al­ity, not about the immortality

George3d61 May 2020 7:41 UTC
7 points
4 comments8 min readLW link
(blog.cerebralab.com)

Hate Crime Statistics

jefftk3 May 2020 22:30 UTC
21 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

TFW No Incels

Jacob Falkovich3 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_Roy4 May 2020 11:30 UTC
10 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Anti-trib­al­ism and pos­i­tive men­tal health as high-value cause areas

Kaj_Sotala2 Aug 2018 8:30 UTC
26 points
6 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

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

Master MintZ5 May 2020 5:54 UTC
2 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Shan­non Val­lor’s “tech­nomoral virtues”

David Gross4 May 2024 14:48 UTC
15 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

Our val­ues are un­der­defined, change­able, and manipulable

Stuart_Armstrong2 Nov 2017 11:09 UTC
26 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

Ap­ply to be a Safety Eng­ineer at Lock­heed Martin!

yanni kyriacos31 Mar 2024 21:02 UTC
86 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Kids and Mo­ral Agency

jefftk8 May 2020 12:50 UTC
30 points
9 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Some lesser-known megapro­ject ideas

Linch2 Apr 2023 1:14 UTC
19 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Should peo­ple build pro­duc­ti­za­tions of open source AI mod­els?

lc2 Nov 2023 1:26 UTC
23 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

As­set Prices Con­sis­tently Vio­late Effi­cient Mar­ket Hypothesis

Liron28 Jul 2020 14:21 UTC
11 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(lt3000.blogspot.com)

So You Created a So­ciopath—New Book An­nounce­ment!

Garrett Baker1 Apr 2024 18:02 UTC
46 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Man­i­fund: 2023 in Review

Austin Chen18 Jan 2024 23:50 UTC
32 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(manifund.substack.com)

Help im­prove rea­son­ing eval­u­a­tion in in­tel­li­gence organisations

LThorburn11 May 2020 20:26 UTC
8 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Does davi­dad’s up­load­ing moon­shot work?

3 Nov 2023 2:21 UTC
145 points
32 comments25 min readLW link

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

sudhanshu_kasewa12 May 2020 11:22 UTC
27 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Billion­aire Economics

Virgil Kurkjian28 Jul 2020 3:01 UTC
22 points
31 comments1 min readLW link

Pas­cal’s Mug­ging and the Order of Quantification

Mascal's Pugging10 May 2024 18:34 UTC
11 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

The proper re­sponse to mis­takes that have harmed oth­ers?

Ruby31 Dec 2023 4:06 UTC
61 points
12 comments4 min readLW link

Light­cone In­fras­truc­ture/​LessWrong is look­ing for funding

habryka14 Jun 2023 4:45 UTC
205 points
39 comments1 min readLW link

Be­ware un­finished bridges

Adam Zerner12 May 2024 9:29 UTC
40 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

Sub­space optima

Chris van Merwijk15 May 2020 12:38 UTC
61 points
7 comments1 min readLW link1 review

The EMH Aten’t Dead

Richard Meadows15 May 2020 20:44 UTC
194 points
87 comments19 min readLW link

The two-tiered society

Roman Leventov13 May 2024 7:53 UTC
5 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

Fix­ing sci­ence via a ba­sic income

Kaj_Sotala2 Aug 2018 8:30 UTC
30 points
29 comments3 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Act of Charity

jessicata17 Nov 2018 5:19 UTC
186 points
49 comments8 min readLW link1 review

Scan­ning your Brain with 100,000,000,000 wires?

Johannes C. Mayer1 Jun 2024 18:37 UTC
6 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

Ex­po­sure to Lizard­man is Lethal

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien2 Apr 2023 18:57 UTC
71 points
96 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Why don’t peo­ple talk about the Dooms­day Ar­gu­ment more of­ten?

sam31 Mar 2023 17:52 UTC
−1 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Good job op­por­tu­ni­ties for helping with the most im­por­tant century

HoldenKarnofsky18 Jan 2024 17:30 UTC
36 points
0 comments4 min readLW link
(www.cold-takes.com)

Utility is not the se­lec­tion target

tailcalled4 Nov 2023 22:48 UTC
24 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

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

jasoncrawford20 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?

the gears to ascension20 May 2020 1:02 UTC
6 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Con­straints from nat­u­ral­ized ethics.

Charlie Steiner25 Jul 2020 14:54 UTC
21 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] The liter­a­ture on alu­minum ad­ju­vants is very sus­pi­cious. Small IQ tax is plau­si­ble—can any ex­perts help me es­ti­mate it?

mikes4 Jul 2023 9:33 UTC
58 points
39 comments3 min readLW link

AI al­ign­ment as a trans­la­tion problem

Roman Leventov5 Feb 2024 14:14 UTC
21 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

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

Steven Byrnes22 May 2020 14:05 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(github.com)

[Question] H5N1. Just how bad is the situ­a­tion?

Q Home8 Jul 2023 22:09 UTC
16 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

What is democ­racy for?

Johnstone7 Nov 2023 18:17 UTC
−5 points
10 comments7 min readLW link

AMA: Earn­ing to Give

jefftk7 Nov 2023 16:20 UTC
53 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[SP] The Edge of Morality

Zane27 Mar 2024 21:38 UTC
−1 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

On Mean­ing and Machines

meanderingmoose5 Jan 2021 15:51 UTC
6 points
2 comments12 min readLW link

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

michaelcohen27 May 2020 13:40 UTC
21 points
49 comments3 min readLW link

Be impatient

benkuhn24 Jul 2020 1:30 UTC
84 points
5 comments7 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

The Na­tional Defense Autho­riza­tion Act Con­tains AI Provisions

ryan_b5 Jan 2021 15:51 UTC
30 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

my the­ory of the in­dus­trial revolution

bhauth28 Feb 2024 21:07 UTC
13 points
7 comments3 min readLW link
(www.bhauth.com)

Our Need for Need

eapache29 May 2020 11:12 UTC
31 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

No Ul­ti­mate Goal and a Small Ex­is­ten­tial Crisis

Logan Riggs24 Jul 2020 18:39 UTC
12 points
23 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Plans /​ prep­ping for pos­si­ble poli­ti­cal vi­o­lence from up­com­ing US elec­tion?

anon0331 Aug 2020 18:18 UTC
18 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Utility func­tions with­out a maximum

Abhimanyu Pallavi Sudhir11 Aug 2020 12:58 UTC
3 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

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

ESRogs3 Jun 2020 22:43 UTC
13 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Effec­tive chil­dren education

kotrfa3 Jun 2020 20:35 UTC
49 points
31 comments2 min readLW link

How to Save the World

Louie1 Dec 2010 17:17 UTC
103 points
135 comments7 min readLW link

Ba­sic Mindsets

ExCeph6 Jun 2020 0:44 UTC
2 points
5 comments13 min readLW link

[Question] Con­se­quen­tial­ism and Accidents

Rodrigo Fernandes6 Jun 2020 18:29 UTC
0 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Memo on some ne­glected topics

Lukas Finnveden11 Nov 2023 2:01 UTC
28 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(open.substack.com)

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

Hazard8 Jun 2020 19:00 UTC
17 points
45 comments5 min readLW link

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

discordy8 Jun 2020 18:44 UTC
209 points
39 comments2 min readLW link

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

Tejas Subramaniam8 Jun 2020 20:37 UTC
10 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Case stud­ies on so­cial-welfare-based stan­dards in var­i­ous industries

HoldenKarnofsky20 Jun 2024 13:33 UTC
41 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How big of an is­sue are patent trolls to the av­er­age startup?

ChristianKl16 Jul 2020 11:31 UTC
12 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

An EA used de­cep­tive mes­sag­ing to ad­vance their pro­ject; we need mechanisms to avoid de­on­tolog­i­cally du­bi­ous plans

Mikhail Samin13 Feb 2024 23:15 UTC
16 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

On Ch­ester­ton’s Fence

trentbrick10 Sep 2020 15:10 UTC
21 points
3 comments10 min readLW link

[Question] What are some Civ­i­liza­tional San­ity In­ter­ven­tions?

Eli Tyre14 Jun 2020 1:38 UTC
34 points
27 comments4 min readLW link

Prepar­ing for “The Talk” with AI projects

Daniel Kokotajlo13 Jun 2020 23:01 UTC
64 points
16 comments3 min readLW link

De­scrip­tive vs. speci­fi­able values

TsviBT26 Mar 2023 9:10 UTC
17 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

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

JoshuaFox13 Jun 2020 18:34 UTC
28 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Could some­one please start a bright home light­ing com­pany?

lincolnquirk26 Nov 2019 19:20 UTC
91 points
41 comments6 min readLW link
(www.lincolnquirk.com)

“Slightly Evil” AI Apps

intellectronica24 Mar 2023 22:52 UTC
1 point
2 comments2 min readLW link
(intellectronica.net)

A Step Against Land Value Tax

Blog Alt24 Jun 2024 5:13 UTC
9 points
23 comments6 min readLW link
(antematters.substack.com)

Power Law Policy

Ben Turtel23 May 2024 5:28 UTC
4 points
7 comments6 min readLW link
(bturtel.substack.com)

Op­ti­miz­ing Fuzzies And Utilons: The Altru­ism Chip Jar

orthonormal1 Jan 2011 18:53 UTC
138 points
49 comments3 min readLW link

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

Gurkenglas18 Jun 2020 14:47 UTC
18 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Pay­ing Rus­si­ans to not in­vade Ukraine

djColliderBias24 Jun 2024 17:46 UTC
9 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Col­lab­o­ra­tors for Effec­tive Th­e­sis pro­ject wanted

DavidJanku19 Jun 2020 20:38 UTC
3 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Land Recla­ma­tion is in the 9th Cir­cle of Stag­na­tion Hell

Maxwell Tabarrok12 Jan 2024 13:36 UTC
54 points
6 comments2 min readLW link
(maximumprogress.substack.com)

[Question] ‘Max­i­mum’ level of suffer­ing?

Anirandis20 Jun 2020 14:05 UTC
6 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

When is it Wrong to Click on a Cow?

eapache20 Jun 2020 18:23 UTC
44 points
19 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Are Hu­mans Fun­da­men­tally Good?

Nyarlathotep21 Jun 2020 16:29 UTC
1 point
24 comments1 min readLW link

You have be­come the supreme dic­ta­tor of the United States.

Nyarlathotep22 Jun 2020 1:45 UTC
−11 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Don’t pun­ish your­self for bad luck

Sherrinford24 Jun 2020 21:52 UTC
16 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

De­tect­ing Ge­net­i­cally Eng­ineered Viruses With Me­tage­nomic Sequencing

jefftk27 Jun 2024 14:01 UTC
87 points
10 comments1 min readLW link
(naobservatory.org)

In­dus­try and workers

smaslennikov25 Jun 2020 20:03 UTC
−3 points
12 comments4 min readLW link
(smaslennikov.com)

In­sti­tu­tional Senescence

Martin Sustrik26 Jun 2020 4:40 UTC
26 points
7 comments2 min readLW link
(250bpm.com)

Atem­po­ral Eth­i­cal Obligations

eapache26 Jun 2020 19:52 UTC
13 points
20 comments2 min readLW link

Self-sac­ri­fice is a scarce resource

mingyuan28 Jun 2020 5:08 UTC
129 points
18 comments5 min readLW link

Thoughts on the Sin­gu­lar­ity In­sti­tute (SI)

HoldenKarnofsky11 May 2012 4:31 UTC
329 points
1,274 comments29 min readLW link

Ureshiku Naritai

Alicorn8 Apr 2010 20:08 UTC
229 points
157 comments6 min readLW link

Anti-cir­cum­ci­sion Es­say 2 of 3: Phys­i­cal and Psy­cholog­i­cal Realities

Harry Stevenage30 Jun 2024 22:13 UTC
12 points
5 comments9 min readLW link

Pre­dic­tion-based-Medicine in­stead of E̵v̵i̵d̵e̵n̵c̵e̵ ̵b̵a̵s̵e̵d̵ ̵M̵e̵d̵i̵c̵i̵n̵e̵ Author­ity-based-Medicine

ChristianKl30 Jul 2021 10:42 UTC
11 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

What should we do about net­work-effect mo­nop­o­lies?

benkuhn6 Jul 2020 0:40 UTC
49 points
17 comments1 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

Why I Am Not in Charge

Zvi7 Feb 2021 18:20 UTC
144 points
23 comments25 min readLW link1 review
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Learn­ing Nor­ma­tivity: Language

Bunthut5 Feb 2021 22:26 UTC
14 points
4 comments8 min readLW link

Nash Equil­ibria and Schel­ling Points

Scott Alexander29 Jun 2012 2:06 UTC
129 points
82 comments7 min readLW link

Wor­ri­some mi­s­un­der­stand­ing of the core is­sues with AI transition

Roman Leventov18 Jan 2024 10:05 UTC
5 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

Un­curs­ing Civilization

Lorec1 Jul 2024 18:44 UTC
−6 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

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

TGetschman7 Jul 2020 21:06 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

Nor­mal­iza­tion of Deviance

Gordon Seidoh Worley2 Jan 2020 22:58 UTC
62 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

Bring Back Free-Flow Valves

jefftk7 Feb 2021 3:50 UTC
12 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Mak­ing Ex­per­tise Leg­ible: Be­ing right should make you re­spected, not the other way around

ejacob7 Feb 2021 23:15 UTC
6 points
11 comments3 min readLW link
(eidan.substack.com)

Ap­ply to Effec­tive Altru­ism Funds now

Jonas V13 Feb 2021 13:36 UTC
26 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

Con­tact with reality

Joe Carlsmith15 Feb 2021 4:53 UTC
28 points
3 comments21 min readLW link

Given the Restrict Act, Don’t Ban TikTok

Zvi4 Apr 2023 14:40 UTC
97 points
9 comments4 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Speak­ing of the effi­ciency of utopia

KatjaGrace3 Feb 2021 17:10 UTC
8 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

[Question] Has there been any work done on the ethics of chang­ing peo­ple’s minds?

mcorvin3 Feb 2021 1:03 UTC
1 point
1 comment1 min readLW link

Oc­clu­sions of Mo­ral Knowledge

herschel25 Dec 2023 5:55 UTC
−1 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(brothernin.substack.com)

Self-Crit­i­cism Can Be Wrong And Harmful

DirectedEvolution1 Feb 2021 1:07 UTC
12 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Early ca­reer choices to max­imise learn­ing?

Eugleo4 Feb 2021 13:37 UTC
6 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Dumb Di­chotomies in Ethics, Part 1: In­ten­tions vs Consequences

Aaron Bergman29 Jan 2021 3:49 UTC
26 points
11 comments3 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

Round­about Strategy

NicholasKross28 Jan 2021 0:44 UTC
7 points
1 comment8 min readLW link
(www.thinkingmuchbetter.com)

AMA on EA Fo­rum: Ajeya Co­tra, re­searcher at Open Phil

Ajeya Cotra29 Jan 2021 23:05 UTC
23 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

So You Created a So­ciopath—New Book An­nounce­ment!

Garrett Baker1 Apr 2024 18:02 UTC
46 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The Up­per Limit of Value

Davidmanheim27 Jan 2021 14:13 UTC
40 points
25 comments3 min readLW link1 review

[Question] Lean Startup Read­ing Com­pre­hen­sion Quiz

Raemon2 Feb 2021 1:03 UTC
22 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Why are clini­cal tri­als so ex­pen­sive?

ChristianKl5 Feb 2021 0:10 UTC
23 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

#4.3: Cry­on­ics-friendly in­surance agents

mingyuan27 Jan 2021 21:13 UTC
37 points
5 comments6 min readLW link

Scan­ning your Brain with 100,000,000,000 wires?

Johannes C. Mayer1 Jun 2024 18:37 UTC
6 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

#4.2: Cry­on­ics-friendly life in­surance carriers

mingyuan27 Jan 2021 21:05 UTC
33 points
7 comments5 min readLW link

Reve­la­tion and mathematics

George3d625 Jan 2021 12:26 UTC
5 points
4 comments5 min readLW link
(cerebralab.com)

Tech­nolog­i­cal stag­na­tion: Why I came around

jasoncrawford23 Jan 2021 22:05 UTC
192 points
79 comments8 min readLW link1 review
(rootsofprogress.org)

New Empty Units

jefftk26 Jan 2021 3:00 UTC
30 points
27 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

A study on air puri­fiers and birth weight

braces27 Jan 2021 20:36 UTC
20 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Poll: Which vari­ables are most strate­gi­cally rele­vant?

22 Jan 2021 17:17 UTC
32 points
34 comments1 min readLW link

On Mean­ing and Machines

meanderingmoose5 Jan 2021 15:51 UTC
6 points
2 comments12 min readLW link

Lifelong investments

jefftk23 Jan 2021 3:40 UTC
35 points
5 comments3 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Healthy Competition

Raemon20 Oct 2019 20:55 UTC
56 points
13 comments2 min readLW link1 review

my the­ory of the in­dus­trial revolution

bhauth28 Feb 2024 21:07 UTC
13 points
7 comments3 min readLW link
(www.bhauth.com)

Ap­pen­dices to cry­on­ics signup sequence

mingyuan22 Jan 2021 6:40 UTC
30 points
10 comments3 min readLW link

Who should you ex­pect to spend your life with?

KatjaGrace23 Jan 2021 9:00 UTC
37 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

[Question] Has any­one on LW writ­ten about ma­te­rial bot­tle­necks be­ing the main fac­tor in mak­ing any tech­nolog­i­cal progress?

George3d627 Jan 2021 14:14 UTC
11 points
48 comments1 min readLW link

The Story of the Reichstag

Martin Sustrik5 Feb 2021 5:51 UTC
94 points
21 comments2 min readLW link

Notes on Amiability

David Gross15 Feb 2021 19:34 UTC
16 points
9 comments7 min readLW link

A few thought on the in­ner ring

KatjaGrace21 Jan 2021 3:40 UTC
90 points
23 comments4 min readLW link1 review
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

For Bet­ter Com­ment­ing, Avoid PONDS

DirectedEvolution20 Jan 2021 1:11 UTC
76 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

A Sim­ple Ethics Model

Ideopunk22 Jan 2021 2:56 UTC
9 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Ac­tu­ally pos­si­ble: thoughts on Utopia

Joe Carlsmith18 Jan 2021 8:27 UTC
87 points
7 comments13 min readLW link

To­tal horse takeover

KatjaGrace5 Nov 2019 0:10 UTC
98 points
14 comments6 min readLW link1 review
(meteuphoric.com)

Are the con­se­quences of groups usu­ally highly con­tin­gent on their de­tails?

KatjaGrace18 Jan 2021 1:30 UTC
11 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Ex­er­cise: Ta­boo “Should”

johnswentworth22 Jan 2021 21:02 UTC
96 points
28 comments9 min readLW link2 reviews

“Slightly Evil” AI Apps

intellectronica24 Mar 2023 22:52 UTC
1 point
2 comments2 min readLW link
(intellectronica.net)

Power Law Policy

Ben Turtel23 May 2024 5:28 UTC
4 points
7 comments6 min readLW link
(bturtel.substack.com)

The Fu­ture of Biolog­i­cal Warfare

lsusr15 Jan 2021 21:47 UTC
26 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] What char­i­ties can I donate to for pre­vent­ing an­other pan­demic?

calsem15 Jan 2021 4:45 UTC
1 point
2 comments1 min readLW link

Ci­ti­zen­ship in a Republic

Theodore Roosevelt16 Jan 2021 1:33 UTC
12 points
3 comments29 min readLW link
(theodoreroosevelt.org)

Help your ri­vals when they are numerous

lsusr22 Jan 2021 20:51 UTC
32 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

What is the cur­rency of the fu­ture? 5 sug­ges­tions.

MrThink13 Jan 2021 21:10 UTC
18 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

So­lar sys­tem colon­i­sa­tion might not be driven by economics

Stuart_Armstrong21 Apr 2020 17:10 UTC
26 points
44 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Ge­netic Eng­ineer­ing: How would you change your DNA?

Felix Karg14 Jan 2021 11:43 UTC
2 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

In­tro­duce a Speed Maximum

jefftk11 Jan 2024 2:50 UTC
35 points
28 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Effi­ciency Wages: A Dou­ble-Edged Sword

Aaron Bergman11 Jan 2021 4:43 UTC
6 points
7 comments5 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

The im­pact merge

Joe Carlsmith13 Jan 2021 7:26 UTC
48 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

Alie­na­tion and meta-ethics (or: is it pos­si­ble you should max­i­mize he­lium?)

Joe Carlsmith15 Jan 2021 7:07 UTC
13 points
1 comment10 min readLW link

[Question] How should you go about valu­ing your time?

Adam Zerner10 Jan 2021 6:54 UTC
17 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

The de­spair of nor­ma­tive re­al­ism bot

Joe Carlsmith3 Jan 2021 23:07 UTC
30 points
1 comment18 min readLW link

Prac­ti­cal post on 4 #ProRep meth­ods (Pro­por­tional Rep­re­sen­ta­tion)

Jameson Quinn9 Jan 2021 14:56 UTC
37 points
12 comments11 min readLW link

Why the out­side view sug­gests that longevity es­cape ve­loc­ity is a long time away and cry­on­ics is a much more fea­si­ble op­tion for those al­ive to­day: sig­nal-boost­ing a com­ment by Calm-Meet9916 on Reddit

Synaptic8 Jan 2021 17:20 UTC
32 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

The Su­per­star Effect

Adam Zerner3 Jan 2015 6:11 UTC
12 points
53 comments6 min readLW link

Database of ex­is­ten­tial risk estimates

MichaelA20 Apr 2020 1:08 UTC
24 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Why not? potato chips in a box edition

KatjaGrace8 Jan 2021 20:10 UTC
6 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Shouldn’t it mat­ter to the vic­tim?

Joe Carlsmith11 Jan 2021 7:16 UTC
5 points
2 comments15 min readLW link

[Question] Is there an aca­demic con­sen­sus around Rent Con­trol?

edoarad22 Jan 2021 16:18 UTC
3 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Whole­hearted choices and “moral­ity as taxes”

Joe Carlsmith23 Dec 2020 2:21 UTC
36 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

Mo­ral moralizing

KatjaGrace23 Dec 2020 6:50 UTC
12 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

[Question] Bab­ble Challenge: Not-So-Fu­ture Co­or­di­na­tion Tech

abramdemski21 Dec 2020 16:48 UTC
29 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

On Robin Han­son’s “So­cial Proof, but of What?”

Zvi20 Dec 2020 22:20 UTC
33 points
7 comments27 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] How Hard Would It Be To Make A COVID Vac­cine For One­self?

johnswentworth21 Dec 2020 16:19 UTC
117 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

Sunzi’s《Meth­ods of War》- Plan­ning Attacks

lsusr23 Dec 2020 21:52 UTC
36 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

How to Erad­i­cate Global Ex­treme Poverty [RA video with fundraiser!]

18 Oct 2023 15:51 UTC
50 points
5 comments9 min readLW link
(youtu.be)

Geno­cide isn’t Decolonization

robotelvis20 Oct 2023 4:14 UTC
26 points
19 comments5 min readLW link
(messyprogress.substack.com)

Grat­i­tude: Data and Anecdata

Dan Weinand20 Dec 2020 20:24 UTC
10 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

“Now here’s why I’m punch­ing you...”

philh16 Oct 2018 21:30 UTC
28 points
24 comments4 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)

Stock mar­ket hints for 2021 from past crashes

bfinn30 Dec 2020 20:05 UTC
19 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Cry­on­ics p(suc­cess) es­ti­mates are only weakly as­so­ci­ated with in­ter­est in pur­su­ing cry­on­ics in the LW 2023 Survey

Andy_McKenzie29 Feb 2024 14:47 UTC
28 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Can you gain weird­ness points?

NicholasKross31 Jul 2020 3:41 UTC
20 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

Notes on Awe

David Gross4 Mar 2024 20:23 UTC
20 points
1 comment31 min readLW link

We des­per­ately need to talk more about hu­man challenge tri­als.

DirectedEvolution19 Dec 2020 10:00 UTC
29 points
25 comments4 min readLW link

SpaceX will have mas­sive im­pact in the next decade

ChristianKl31 Dec 2020 1:04 UTC
36 points
30 comments2 min readLW link

Light­ness and Unease

TurnTrout21 Mar 2018 5:24 UTC
31 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

[Linkpost] Drug-Ap­proval Denationalization

ChristianKl30 Dec 2020 22:09 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Do You Want the Com­plex­ity in the Tools or in Their Usage?

mxshn31 Dec 2020 10:58 UTC
7 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Vi­pas­sana Med­i­ta­tion and Ac­tive In­fer­ence: A Frame­work for Un­der­stand­ing Suffer­ing and its Cessation

Benjamin Sturgeon21 Mar 2024 12:32 UTC
46 points
8 comments19 min readLW link

Sec­u­lar Sols­tice 2020

jefftk20 Dec 2020 23:20 UTC
81 points
11 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Gen­er­al­ized Effi­cient Mar­kets in Poli­ti­cal Power

johnswentworth1 Aug 2020 4:49 UTC
42 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

Thoughts on be­ing mortal

Joe Carlsmith1 Jan 2021 19:17 UTC
83 points
5 comments6 min readLW link

Sav­ing the world sucks

Defective Altruism10 Jan 2024 5:55 UTC
45 points
29 comments3 min readLW link

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

Mati_Roy20 Apr 2020 17:37 UTC
6 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

When life was liter­ally full of crap

jasoncrawford21 Dec 2020 21:16 UTC
60 points
4 comments5 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Change My View: In­cum­bent re­li­gions still get too much leeway

mike_hawke7 Jan 2021 19:44 UTC
34 points
13 comments3 min readLW link

Up­dat­ing the Roadmap to Whole Brain Emu­la­tion Part 6: NEURAL MODELING—Pa­tient Spe­cific Selec­tion, Fit­ting and Validation

oge15 Dec 2020 1:26 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(carboncopies.org)

The Drown­ing Child

Tomás B.22 Oct 2023 16:39 UTC
25 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Gaia Net­work: a prac­ti­cal, in­cre­men­tal path­way to Open Agency Architecture

20 Dec 2023 17:11 UTC
21 points
8 comments16 min readLW link

Mo­ral­ity as “Co­or­di­na­tion”, vs “Do-Good­ing”

Raemon29 Dec 2020 2:37 UTC
75 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

[Linkpost] Vague Ver­biage in Forecasting

trevor22 Mar 2024 18:05 UTC
11 points
9 comments3 min readLW link
(goodjudgment.com)

What is it good for? But ac­tu­ally?

KatjaGrace16 Dec 2020 9:20 UTC
44 points
17 comments2 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

The Case for a Jour­nal of AI Alignment

adamShimi9 Jan 2021 18:13 UTC
45 points
32 comments4 min readLW link

Books: Lend, Don’t Give

jefftk22 Mar 2023 18:40 UTC
28 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Nega­tive and Pos­i­tive Selection

alyssavance6 Jul 2012 1:34 UTC
148 points
263 comments3 min readLW link

100 Tips for a Bet­ter Life

Ideopunk22 Dec 2020 14:30 UTC
433 points
130 comments9 min readLW link1 review

The fun­nel of hu­man experience

eukaryote10 Oct 2018 2:46 UTC
83 points
31 comments3 min readLW link1 review
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Who reg­u­lates the reg­u­la­tors? We need to go be­yond the re­view-and-ap­proval paradigm

jasoncrawford4 May 2023 22:11 UTC
122 points
29 comments13 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Tear­ing down the Ch­ester­ton’s Fence principle

DirectedEvolution2 Aug 2020 4:56 UTC
35 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

How to make food/​wa­ter test­ing cheaper/​more scal­able? [eg for pu­rity/​toxin test­ing]

Alex K. Chen (parrot)23 Mar 2024 5:28 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Do you work at an AI lab? Please quit

Nik Samoylov5 May 2023 23:41 UTC
−29 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Thoughts on the Sin­gu­lar­ity In­sti­tute (SI)

HoldenKarnofsky11 May 2012 4:31 UTC
329 points
1,274 comments29 min readLW link

[link] The AI Gir­lfriend Se­duc­ing China’s Lonely Men

Kaj_Sotala14 Dec 2020 20:18 UTC
34 points
10 comments1 min readLW link
(www.sixthtone.com)

What’s wrong with be­ing dumb?

Adam Zerner7 May 2023 18:31 UTC
14 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

Land Recla­ma­tion is in the 9th Cir­cle of Stag­na­tion Hell

Maxwell Tabarrok12 Jan 2024 13:36 UTC
54 points
6 comments2 min readLW link
(maximumprogress.substack.com)

No, Newspeak Won’t Make You Stupid

MikkW18 Dec 2020 0:56 UTC
21 points
38 comments7 min readLW link

On the stag­na­tion of en­ergy tech­nol­ogy and the Ca­bal of Scientists

df fd12 Dec 2020 4:24 UTC
5 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Fore­cast­ing as a tool for teach­ing the gen­eral pub­lic to make bet­ter judge­ments?

Dominik Hajduk | České priority9 May 2023 17:35 UTC
3 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Sum­maries of top fo­rum posts (1st to 7th May 2023)

Zoe Williams9 May 2023 9:30 UTC
21 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Dem­i­na­tal­ist To­tal Utilitarianism

Vanessa Kosoy16 Apr 2020 15:53 UTC
71 points
56 comments5 min readLW link

Team Co­he­sion and Ex­clu­sion­ary Egalitarianism

lionhearted (Sebastian Marshall)17 Sep 2018 4:48 UTC
31 points
6 comments7 min readLW link

De­scrip­tive vs. speci­fi­able values

TsviBT26 Mar 2023 9:10 UTC
17 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] How should one feel morally about us­ing chat­bots?

Adam Zerner11 May 2023 1:01 UTC
18 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

The Ecolog­i­cal Perspective

Chris_Leong18 Jan 2021 1:19 UTC
32 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Sta­tus as a Ser­vice (Done Quick)

GuySrinivasan16 Jan 2021 23:25 UTC
44 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

Cry­on­ics Cost-Benefit Analysis

niplav3 Aug 2020 17:30 UTC
46 points
8 comments32 min readLW link

Ret­ro­spec­tive: Les­sons from the Failed Align­ment Startup AISafety.com

Søren Elverlin12 May 2023 18:07 UTC
104 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

To listen well, get curious

benkuhn13 Dec 2020 0:20 UTC
355 points
37 comments4 min readLW link1 review
(www.benkuhn.net)

RT-LAMP is the right way to scale di­ag­nos­tic test­ing for the coronavirus

Kevin4 Aug 2020 10:05 UTC
35 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

The Na­tional Defense Autho­riza­tion Act Con­tains AI Provisions

ryan_b5 Jan 2021 15:51 UTC
30 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

What is filling the hole left by re­li­gion?

Philosophistry4 Aug 2020 6:48 UTC
13 points
14 comments3 min readLW link

Prop­erty as Co­or­di­na­tion Minimization

Vaniver4 Aug 2020 19:24 UTC
38 points
35 comments4 min readLW link

Bab­ble on grow­ing trust

qbolec21 May 2023 13:19 UTC
13 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

[SP] The Edge of Morality

Zane27 Mar 2024 21:38 UTC
−1 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

The Army of Jakoths (a parable)

MikkW21 May 2023 22:48 UTC
−6 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Why don’t peo­ple talk about the Dooms­day Ar­gu­ment more of­ten?

sam31 Mar 2023 17:52 UTC
−1 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Good job op­por­tu­ni­ties for helping with the most im­por­tant century

HoldenKarnofsky18 Jan 2024 17:30 UTC
36 points
0 comments4 min readLW link
(www.cold-takes.com)

Ex­po­sure to Lizard­man is Lethal

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien2 Apr 2023 18:57 UTC
71 points
96 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Rea­sons against anti-aging

Mark Miro24 Jan 2021 20:33 UTC
−8 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Burch’s Law

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Mar 2007 2:39 UTC
63 points
28 comments1 min readLW link

High Challenge

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Dec 2008 0:51 UTC
70 points
75 comments4 min readLW link

Act of Charity

jessicata17 Nov 2018 5:19 UTC
186 points
49 comments8 min readLW link1 review

Si­mu­lacrum 3 As Stag-Hunt Strategy

johnswentworth26 Jan 2021 19:40 UTC
183 points
37 comments4 min readLW link3 reviews

Biose­cu­rity and AI: Risks and Opportunities

Steve Newman27 Feb 2024 18:45 UTC
11 points
1 comment7 min readLW link
(www.safe.ai)

Man­i­fund: 2023 in Review

Austin Chen18 Jan 2024 23:50 UTC
32 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(manifund.substack.com)

[Question] How is Cryo differ­ent from Pas­cal’s Mug­ging?

eapache27 Jan 2021 13:51 UTC
6 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Some lesser-known megapro­ject ideas

Linch2 Apr 2023 1:14 UTC
19 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Un­pop­u­lar­ity of efficiency

KatjaGrace28 Jan 2021 8:30 UTC
63 points
20 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Ap­ply to be a Safety Eng­ineer at Lock­heed Martin!

yanni kyriacos31 Mar 2024 21:02 UTC
86 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Why quan­ti­ta­tive meth­ods are heartwarming

KatjaGrace12 Dec 2020 21:50 UTC
110 points
15 comments3 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

How to par­ti­tion teams to move fast? De­bat­ing “low-di­men­sional cuts”

13 Oct 2023 21:43 UTC
41 points
2 comments11 min readLW link

Links for Jan­uary 2021

ike1 Feb 2021 23:54 UTC
8 points
1 comment5 min readLW link
(www.facebook.com)

Planecrash Podcast

planecrashpodcast3 Apr 2023 4:34 UTC
10 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

The World is Full of Wasted Motion

Neel Nanda2 Feb 2021 19:02 UTC
27 points
4 comments10 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

[Question] I’m look­ing for re­search look­ing at the in­fluence of fic­tion on chang­ing elite/​pub­lic be­hav­iors and opinions

Timothy Underwood7 Aug 2020 13:49 UTC
6 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Don’t judge a skill by its specialists

Academian26 Sep 2010 20:56 UTC
72 points
36 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What should an Ein­stein-like figure in Ma­chine Learn­ing do?

Razied5 Aug 2020 23:52 UTC
7 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

The Iso­la­tion As­sump­tion of Ex­pected Utility Maximization

Pedro Oliboni6 Aug 2020 4:05 UTC
7 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

Wanted: Men­tal Health Pro­gram Man­ager at Re­think Wel­lbe­ing

Inga G.4 Apr 2023 11:49 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

“On Liv­ing in an Atomic Age”, by C.S. Lewis (1948)

tjaffee5 Apr 2023 18:34 UTC
17 points
3 comments8 min readLW link
(hebrew-streams.org)

Creat­ing AGI Safety Interlocks

Koen.Holtman5 Feb 2021 12:01 UTC
7 points
4 comments8 min readLW link

How likely is the COVID-19 apoc­a­lyp­tic sce­nario?

Roko Jelavić22 Apr 2020 10:28 UTC
14 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

Fix­ing sci­ence via a ba­sic income

Kaj_Sotala2 Aug 2018 8:30 UTC
30 points
29 comments3 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

The Good Life Quantified

Jacob Falkovich11 Dec 2020 17:52 UTC
38 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Ex­is­ten­tial Risk is a sin­gle category

Rafael Harth9 Aug 2020 17:47 UTC
31 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Anti-trib­al­ism and pos­i­tive men­tal health as high-value cause areas

Kaj_Sotala2 Aug 2018 8:30 UTC
26 points
6 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

The Amanda Knox Test: How an Hour on the In­ter­net Beats a Year in the Courtroom

komponisto13 Dec 2009 4:16 UTC
57 points
649 comments12 min readLW link

To Spread Science, Keep It Secret

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Mar 2008 5:47 UTC
77 points
51 comments4 min readLW link

Class con­scious­ness for those against the class system

TekhneMakre8 Dec 2023 1:02 UTC
11 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Utility func­tions with­out a maximum

Abhimanyu Pallavi Sudhir11 Aug 2020 12:58 UTC
3 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

What does your philos­o­phy max­i­mize?

Antb1 Mar 2024 16:10 UTC
0 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

We Need Browsers as Platforms

jefftk9 Feb 2021 15:40 UTC
15 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

The Case for Education

SamuelKnoche14 Aug 2020 17:20 UTC
24 points
6 comments10 min readLW link

The Best Ed­u­ca­tional In­sti­tu­tion in the World

SamuelKnoche14 Aug 2020 17:18 UTC
39 points
12 comments9 min readLW link

How to Lose a Fair Game

gilch14 Aug 2020 18:41 UTC
36 points
15 comments7 min readLW link

Self polic­ing for self doubt

KatjaGrace7 Nov 2019 23:10 UTC
36 points
3 comments2 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.com)

Does crime ex­plain the ex­cep­tional US in­car­cer­a­tion rate?

braces15 Aug 2020 18:27 UTC
60 points
27 comments3 min readLW link

AI com­pa­nies aren’t re­ally us­ing ex­ter­nal evaluators

Zach Stein-Perlman24 May 2024 16:01 UTC
240 points
15 comments4 min readLW link

Tomb­stone Men­tal­ity

SuperDaveWhite13 Aug 2020 13:46 UTC
6 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Re­peat Un­til Broke

gilch13 Aug 2020 7:19 UTC
14 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Op­ti­mal Philan­thropy for Hu­man Beings

lukeprog25 Jul 2011 7:27 UTC
49 points
86 comments7 min readLW link

The Wrong Side of Risk

gilch16 Aug 2020 3:50 UTC
22 points
12 comments3 min readLW link

Spend­ing Up­date 2020

jefftk18 Aug 2020 1:40 UTC
12 points
2 comments3 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

A book re­view for “An­i­mal Weapons” and cross-ap­ply­ing the les­sons to x-risk

Habeeb Abdulfatah30 May 2023 0:58 UTC
−6 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.super-linear.org)

Seek­ing (Paid) Case Stud­ies on Standards

HoldenKarnofsky26 May 2023 17:58 UTC
69 points
9 comments11 min readLW link

Repug­nance and replacement

MichaelStJules11 Apr 2024 2:41 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Sen­tience matters

So8res29 May 2023 21:25 UTC
141 points
96 comments2 min readLW link

“PR” is cor­ro­sive; “rep­u­ta­tion” is not.

AnnaSalamon14 Feb 2021 3:32 UTC
309 points
95 comments2 min readLW link3 reviews

Re­ply to a fer­til­ity doc­tor con­cern­ing poly­genic em­bryo screening

GeneSmith29 May 2023 21:50 UTC
58 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

Mo­ral­ity is Ac­ci­den­tal & Self-Congratulatory

ymeskhout29 May 2023 0:40 UTC
25 points
40 comments5 min readLW link

Killing Socrates

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien11 Apr 2023 10:28 UTC
175 points
144 comments8 min readLW link

Long Now, and Cul­ture vs Artifacts

Raemon3 Feb 2020 21:49 UTC
26 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

The Rube Gold­berg Ma­chine of Morality

DirectedEvolution6 Jan 2021 20:24 UTC
11 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

Sto­ries About Academia

Ben Pace2 Sep 2019 18:40 UTC
34 points
1 comment19 min readLW link

Sto­ries About Progress

Ben Pace8 Sep 2019 23:07 UTC
28 points
1 comment19 min readLW link

Nar­row your an­swer space

Vaniver28 Dec 2010 11:38 UTC
33 points
110 comments8 min readLW link

AI Risk US Pres­i­den­tial Candidate

Simon Berens11 Apr 2023 19:31 UTC
5 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The US Already Has A Wealth Tax

jefftk19 Aug 2020 14:50 UTC
44 points
14 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Epistemic Warfare

Gentzel11 Dec 2020 3:50 UTC
55 points
22 comments2 min readLW link
(theconsequentialist.wordpress.com)

[Re­quest]: Use “Epi­lo­gen­ics” in­stead of “Eu­gen­ics” in most circumstances

GeneSmith1 Jun 2023 15:36 UTC
40 points
49 comments1 min readLW link

The UBI dystopia: a glimpse into the fu­ture via pre­sent-day abuses

Solenoid_Entity12 Apr 2023 14:44 UTC
52 points
73 comments4 min readLW link

An eth­i­cal frame­work to su­per­sede Utilitarianism

metalcrow17 Apr 2024 17:18 UTC
1 point
4 comments4 min readLW link

List of pre­vi­ous pre­dic­tion mar­ket projects

jacobjacob22 Oct 2018 0:45 UTC
32 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(jacoblagerros.wordpress.com)

Our val­ues are un­der­defined, change­able, and manipulable

Stuart_Armstrong2 Nov 2017 11:09 UTC
26 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

AI should be used to find bet­ter morality

Jorterder2 Jun 2023 20:38 UTC
−20 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

On Car­ing about our AI Progeny

PeterMcCluskey14 Apr 2023 19:32 UTC
22 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(bayesianinvestor.com)

[Question] Dis­com­fort Stacking

Lewis O’Brien17 Apr 2024 14:49 UTC
5 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

Nice Things

Zvi31 Mar 2018 12:30 UTC
14 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

The ants and the grasshopper

Richard_Ngo4 Jun 2023 22:00 UTC
418 points
35 comments5 min readLW link
(www.narrativeark.xyz)

Ages Sur­vey: Results

jefftk5 Jun 2023 2:10 UTC
57 points
10 comments5 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] im­pli­ca­tions of NN de­sign for education

bhauth4 Jun 2023 20:50 UTC
9 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Us­ing Bet­ting Mar­kets to Make Decisions

pku19 Feb 2021 19:39 UTC
8 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Reread­ing At­las Shrugged

Vaniver28 Jul 2020 18:54 UTC
160 points
36 comments13 min readLW link1 review

In­ter­net En­cy­clo­pe­dia of Philos­o­phy on Ethics of Ar­tifi­cial Intelligence

Kaj_Sotala20 Feb 2021 13:54 UTC
15 points
1 comment4 min readLW link
(iep.utm.edu)

The Case for Brain-Only Preservation

Mati_Roy20 Apr 2023 22:01 UTC
21 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(biostasis.substack.com)

Coffee trucks: a brilli­ant idea that some­one should do?

KatjaGrace20 Feb 2021 7:50 UTC
17 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Death Pos­i­tive Movement

lejuletre11 Dec 2020 18:29 UTC
23 points
10 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What do benefi­cial TDT trades for hu­man­ity con­cretely look like?

Stephen Fowler10 Jun 2023 6:50 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Utilons vs. Hedons

Psychohistorian10 Aug 2009 19:20 UTC
39 points
119 comments6 min readLW link

I wrote this be­cause of watermelon

Arti8 Jun 2023 3:55 UTC
2 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Would we even want AI to solve all our prob­lems?

So8res21 Apr 2023 18:04 UTC
97 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

Public Choice and the Altru­ist’s Burden

Roko22 Jul 2010 21:34 UTC
35 points
101 comments3 min readLW link

Why I’m Skep­ti­cal About Un­proven Causes (And You Should Be Too)

Peter Wildeford29 Jul 2013 9:09 UTC
42 points
98 comments11 min readLW link

The Flynn Effect Clarified

PeterMcCluskey12 Dec 2020 5:18 UTC
34 points
2 comments4 min readLW link
(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

Is the Wave non-dis­par­age­ment thingy okay?

14 Oct 2023 5:31 UTC
29 points
13 comments11 min readLW link

The Dial of Progress

Zvi13 Jun 2023 13:40 UTC
159 points
117 comments11 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] What’s up with the Tar­get­ing Aging with Met­formin (TAME) trial?

ChristianKl7 Jan 2021 23:31 UTC
21 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Light­cone In­fras­truc­ture/​LessWrong is look­ing for funding

habryka14 Jun 2023 4:45 UTC
205 points
39 comments1 min readLW link

Reflec­tions on “Psy­cho-Pass”

lsusr22 Jan 2021 9:41 UTC
20 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Re­la­tional Speaking

jefftk21 Jun 2023 14:40 UTC
11 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Devel­op­ing a tech­nol­ogy with safety in mind: Les­sons from the Wright Brothers

jasoncrawford15 Jun 2023 21:08 UTC
30 points
4 comments3 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Ca­ma­raderie at scale: in search of shared identity

eq24 Apr 2023 16:46 UTC
8 points
2 comments8 min readLW link

[Question] Billion­aire Economics

Virgil Kurkjian28 Jul 2020 3:01 UTC
22 points
31 comments1 min readLW link

Never Go Full Kelly

SimonM25 Feb 2021 12:53 UTC
51 points
7 comments8 min readLW link

As­set Prices Con­sis­tently Vio­late Effi­cient Mar­ket Hypothesis

Liron28 Jul 2020 14:21 UTC
11 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(lt3000.blogspot.com)

High­lights from the Black­mail De­bate (Robin Han­son vs Zvi Mow­show­itz)

Ben Pace20 Aug 2020 0:49 UTC
48 points
37 comments9 min readLW link

Mar­ket Misconceptions

gilch20 Aug 2020 4:46 UTC
27 points
8 comments4 min readLW link

The Perver­sity of High Standards

SocratesDissatisfied27 Dec 2020 14:37 UTC
20 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Donate Now vs Donate Later—Rel­a­tive Value of Dona­tions to AI Alignment

AlignmentOptimizer24 Jun 2023 17:20 UTC
4 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Cor­rectly Cal­ibrated Trust

habryka24 Jun 2023 19:48 UTC
36 points
3 comments11 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

Cri­sis Boot Camp: les­sons learned and im­pli­ca­tions for EA

Nicole Ross24 Jun 2023 6:28 UTC
26 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Grant ap­pli­ca­tions and grand narratives

Elizabeth2 Jul 2023 0:16 UTC
191 points
22 comments6 min readLW link

Another med­i­cal miracle

Dentin25 Jun 2023 20:43 UTC
174 points
46 comments3 min readLW link

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

jmh26 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
38 points
2 comments6 min readLW link1 review

A whirlwind tour of Ethereum finance

cata2 Mar 2021 9:36 UTC
233 points
52 comments11 min readLW link

On what re­search poli­cy­mak­ers ac­tu­ally need

MondSemmel23 Apr 2024 19:50 UTC
38 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
(www.slowboring.com)

Texas Freeze Ret­ro­spec­tive: meetup notes

jchan3 Mar 2021 14:48 UTC
68 points
6 comments11 min readLW link

AGI x An­i­mal Welfare: A High-EV Outreach Op­por­tu­nity?

simeon_c28 Jun 2023 20:44 UTC
29 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

What is progress?

jasoncrawford9 Mar 2024 16:28 UTC
10 points
4 comments6 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

[Question] What eth­i­cal thought ex­per­i­ments can be re­versed?

Mati_Roy6 Mar 2021 15:12 UTC
16 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

Thoughts on the Repug­nant Conclusion

Tomás B.7 Mar 2021 19:00 UTC
9 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

The Com­cast Problem

RamblinDash21 Mar 2024 16:46 UTC
0 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Emer­gency Cen­tral Planning

jefftk28 Apr 2020 0:50 UTC
16 points
14 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

De­quan­tify­ing first-or­der theories

jessicata23 Apr 2024 19:04 UTC
40 points
9 comments8 min readLW link
(unstableontology.com)

An­i­mal Weapons: Les­sons for Hu­mans in the Age of X-Risk

Damin Curtis4 Jul 2023 18:14 UTC
3 points
0 comments10 min readLW link

[Question] The liter­a­ture on alu­minum ad­ju­vants is very sus­pi­cious. Small IQ tax is plau­si­ble—can any ex­perts help me es­ti­mate it?

mikes4 Jul 2023 9:33 UTC
58 points
39 comments3 min readLW link

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

mako yass28 Apr 2020 7:44 UTC
5 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

Beyond the Data: Why aid to poor doesn’t work

Lyrongolem25 Oct 2023 5:03 UTC
2 points
31 comments12 min readLW link

Op­ti­mized for Some­thing other than Win­ning or: How Cricket Re­sists Moloch and Good­hart’s Law

A.H.5 Jul 2023 12:33 UTC
53 points
25 comments4 min readLW link

Vec­tor Plan­ning in a Lat­tice Graph

23 Apr 2024 16:58 UTC
20 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Toward A Cul­ture of Persuasion

DirectedEvolution7 Dec 2020 2:42 UTC
17 points
14 comments6 min readLW link

My at­tempt to find the mean­ing of existence

PeterL13 Mar 2021 17:13 UTC
4 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Con­straints from nat­u­ral­ized ethics.

Charlie Steiner25 Jul 2020 14:54 UTC
21 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

AI x-risk re­duc­tion: why I chose academia over industry

David Scott Krueger (formerly: capybaralet)14 Mar 2021 17:25 UTC
56 points
14 comments3 min readLW link

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

Kirby Sikes14 Apr 2020 20:27 UTC
42 points
35 comments12 min readLW link

[Question] Why have ex­po­sure no­tifi­ca­tion apps been (mostly) dis­con­tinued?

VipulNaik9 Jul 2023 19:07 UTC
10 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Arch-anarchy

Peter lawless 26 Apr 2024 15:05 UTC
−1 points
1 comment25 min readLW link

[Question] H5N1. Just how bad is the situ­a­tion?

Q Home8 Jul 2023 22:09 UTC
16 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

[Geo: Cal­ifor­nia/​Bay Area] Mini-Re­search of 2020 Fire Situation

Ruby23 Aug 2020 5:13 UTC
71 points
13 comments6 min readLW link

Pos­tel’s Prin­ci­ple as Mo­ral Aphorism

eapache23 Aug 2020 19:36 UTC
15 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

No Ul­ti­mate Goal and a Small Ex­is­ten­tial Crisis

Logan Riggs24 Jul 2020 18:39 UTC
12 points
23 comments3 min readLW link

Be impatient

benkuhn24 Jul 2020 1:30 UTC
84 points
5 comments7 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

Split-a-Dol­lar Game

Martin Sustrik24 Aug 2020 4:54 UTC
27 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] In­vest­ment is a use­ful so­cietal mechanism for get­ting new things made. Stock trad­ing shares some func­tion­al­ity with in­vest­ment, but seems very very in­effi­cient, at that?

mako yass24 Aug 2020 1:18 UTC
10 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Techno-hu­man­ism is techno-op­ti­mism for the 21st century

Richard_Ngo27 Oct 2023 18:37 UTC
88 points
5 comments14 min readLW link
(www.mindthefuture.info)

The Best Toy In The Park

jefftk25 Aug 2020 14:30 UTC
25 points
15 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Are We Right about How Effec­tive Mock­ery Is?

Ronny Fernandez27 Aug 2020 10:48 UTC
44 points
12 comments9 min readLW link

[Question] Pre-Hind­sight Prompt: Why did 2021 NOT bring a re­turn to nor­malcy?

mike_hawke6 Dec 2020 17:35 UTC
22 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

The Costs of Reliability

sarahconstantin20 Jul 2019 1:20 UTC
153 points
13 comments3 min readLW link2 reviews
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Ineffi­cient doesn’t mean in­differ­ent, but it might mean wimpy.

DirectedEvolution20 Jul 2020 18:27 UTC
14 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Thoughts on Neu­ral­ink up­date?

NoUsernameSelected29 Aug 2020 22:59 UTC
14 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Scrap­ing web­sites cur­rently free due to coronavirus

emmab14 Apr 2020 7:37 UTC
15 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Plans /​ prep­ping for pos­si­ble poli­ti­cal vi­o­lence from up­com­ing US elec­tion?

anon0331 Aug 2020 18:18 UTC
18 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Write a busi­ness plan already

bfinn25 Mar 2021 0:13 UTC
17 points
14 comments7 min readLW link

Rus­sian x-risks newslet­ter Sum­mer 2020

avturchin1 Sep 2020 14:06 UTC
22 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Thiel on Progress and Stagnation

Richard_Ngo20 Jul 2020 20:27 UTC
173 points
32 comments11 min readLW link
(docs.google.com)

One Hun­dred Billion Chil­dren’s Sky

Slimepriestess14 Apr 2020 16:33 UTC
19 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

AI Prob­lems Shared by Non-AI Systems

VojtaKovarik5 Dec 2020 22:15 UTC
7 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

Hate Crime Statistics

jefftk3 May 2020 22:30 UTC
21 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

AI, Con­scious­ness, and the prob­lem of Mo­ral Considerability

stultus16 Jul 2023 19:56 UTC
1 point
0 comments2 min readLW link

TFW No Incels

Jacob Falkovich3 May 2020 16:56 UTC
13 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(putanumonit.com)

Ex­is­ten­tial Risk Per­sua­sion Tournament

PeterMcCluskey17 Jul 2023 18:04 UTC
71 points
1 comment8 min readLW link
(bayesianinvestor.com)

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

Mati_Roy4 May 2020 11:30 UTC
10 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The God­dess of Every­thing Else—The Animation

Writer13 Jul 2023 16:26 UTC
142 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(youtu.be)

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

Slimepriestess13 Apr 2020 22:38 UTC
35 points
10 comments2 min readLW link

Luna First, But Not To Live There

NathanielMRouth8 Sep 2020 3:14 UTC
21 points
21 comments5 min readLW link
(nathanielmrouth.wordpress.com)

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

Master MintZ5 May 2020 5:54 UTC
2 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Distinc­tions when Dis­cussing Utility Functions

ozziegooen9 Mar 2024 20:14 UTC
24 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Shan­non Val­lor’s “tech­nomoral virtues”

David Gross4 May 2024 14:48 UTC
15 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

Loneli­ness and the para­dox of choice

DirectedEvolution9 Sep 2020 16:30 UTC
17 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

On Ch­ester­ton’s Fence

trentbrick10 Sep 2020 15:10 UTC
21 points
3 comments10 min readLW link

How peo­ple stopped dy­ing from di­ar­rhea so much (& other life-sav­ing de­ci­sions)

Writer16 Mar 2024 16:00 UTC
45 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(youtu.be)

Progress: Fluke or trend?

jasoncrawford13 Sep 2020 0:21 UTC
16 points
19 comments2 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

So­ci­aLLM: pro­posal for a lan­guage model de­sign for per­son­al­ised apps, so­cial sci­ence, and AI safety research

Roman Leventov19 Dec 2023 16:49 UTC
17 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Hu­man Ge­netic Eng­ineer­ing: In­creas­ing Intelligence

GeneSmith5 Dec 2020 22:06 UTC
36 points
5 comments10 min readLW link

[Question] If Star­ship works, how much would it cost to cre­ate a sys­tem of rotable space mir­rors that re­duces tem­per­a­tures on earth by 1° C?

ChristianKl14 Sep 2020 18:46 UTC
13 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Parable of the Dammed

johnswentworth10 Dec 2020 0:08 UTC
116 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

The Ax­iolog­i­cal Treadmill

eapache15 Sep 2020 18:36 UTC
6 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

How to Save the World

Louie1 Dec 2010 17:17 UTC
103 points
135 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] For what X would you be in­differ­ent be­tween liv­ing X days, but for­get­ting your day at the end of ev­ery­day, or liv­ing 10 days? (ter­mi­nally)

Mati_Roy18 Sep 2020 4:05 UTC
6 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How big of an is­sue are patent trolls to the av­er­age startup?

ChristianKl16 Jul 2020 11:31 UTC
12 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Against Victimhood

Jacob Falkovich18 Sep 2020 1:58 UTC
85 points
15 comments7 min readLW link

In my cul­ture: the re­spon­si­bil­ities of open source maintainers

philh13 Apr 2020 13:40 UTC
41 points
3 comments8 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)

[Question] Fore­cast­ing Thread: Ex­is­ten­tial Risk

Amandango22 Sep 2020 3:44 UTC
43 points
39 comments2 min readLW link

Could some­one please start a bright home light­ing com­pany?

lincolnquirk26 Nov 2019 19:20 UTC
91 points
41 comments6 min readLW link
(www.lincolnquirk.com)

Petrov Day is not about unilat­eral action

sen26 Sep 2020 13:41 UTC
25 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Help im­prove rea­son­ing eval­u­a­tion in in­tel­li­gence organisations

LThorburn11 May 2020 20:26 UTC
8 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

I’m from a par­allel Earth with much higher co­or­di­na­tion: AMA

5 Apr 2021 22:09 UTC
164 points
35 comments61 min readLW link1 review

Distributed pub­lic goods provision

paulfchristiano26 Sep 2020 21:20 UTC
26 points
3 comments5 min readLW link
(sideways-view.com)

Does davi­dad’s up­load­ing moon­shot work?

3 Nov 2023 2:21 UTC
145 points
32 comments25 min readLW link

A $10k retroac­tive grant for VaccinateCA

Austin Chen27 Jul 2023 18:14 UTC
80 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(manifund.org)

Un­der­wa­ter Tor­ture Cham­bers: The Hor­ror Of Fish Farming

omnizoid26 Jul 2023 0:27 UTC
80 points
49 comments10 min readLW link

[Question] Ex­am­ples of self-gov­er­nance to re­duce tech­nol­ogy risk?

Jia29 Sep 2020 19:31 UTC
10 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Eval­u­at­ing Life Ex­ten­sion Ad­vo­cacy Foundation

emanuele ascani30 Sep 2020 18:04 UTC
7 points
7 comments5 min readLW link

What is Your Goal Hive?

Slimepriestess13 Apr 2020 17:51 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

Trans­for­ma­tive trust­build­ing via ad­vance­ments in de­cen­tral­ized lie detection

trevor16 Mar 2024 5:56 UTC
17 points
7 comments38 min readLW link
(www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)

Pas­cal’s Mug­ging and the Order of Quantification

Mascal's Pugging10 May 2024 18:34 UTC
11 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

The con­se­quen­tial­ist case for so­cial con­ser­vatism, or “Against Cul­tural Su­per­stim­uli”

Sophronius14 Apr 2021 21:50 UTC
27 points
50 comments6 min readLW link

Pri­vacy in a Digi­tal World

Faustify27 Jul 2023 10:46 UTC
2 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

SSA vs. SIA: how fu­ture pop­u­la­tion may provide ev­i­dence for or against the foun­da­tions of poli­ti­cal liberalism

j30 Jul 2023 20:18 UTC
−6 points
10 comments55 min readLW link

Are there op­por­tu­ni­ties for small in­vestors un­available to big ones?

DirectedEvolution15 Apr 2021 9:13 UTC
26 points
26 comments3 min readLW link

Hell is wasted on the evil

lsusr15 Apr 2021 8:52 UTC
37 points
8 comments3 min readLW link

Thoughts on shar­ing in­for­ma­tion about lan­guage model capabilities

paulfchristiano31 Jul 2023 16:04 UTC
201 points
35 comments11 min readLW link

How to not be an alarmist

DirectedEvolution30 Sep 2020 21:35 UTC
8 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

“Is There Any­thing That’s Worth More”

Zack_M_Davis2 Aug 2023 3:28 UTC
64 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Sub­space optima

Chris van Merwijk15 May 2020 12:38 UTC
61 points
7 comments1 min readLW link1 review

The EMH Aten’t Dead

Richard Meadows15 May 2020 20:44 UTC
194 points
87 comments19 min readLW link

[Question] Is there any met­ric mea­sur­ing ~”pro­por­tion of peo­ple cre­at­ing ex­tra value”?

Amal 3 Aug 2023 22:54 UTC
7 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Pre­dict­ing Virus Rel­a­tive Abun­dance in Wastewater

jefftk10 Aug 2023 15:46 UTC
33 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(naobservatory.org)

The two-tiered society

Roman Leventov13 May 2024 7:53 UTC
5 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

Pro­ject ideas: Epistemics

Lukas Finnveden5 Jan 2024 23:41 UTC
41 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(lukasfinnveden.substack.com)

Stomach Ulcers and Den­tal Cavities

Metacelsus5 Aug 2023 14:08 UTC
56 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(denovo.substack.com)

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

Nisan17 May 2020 20:48 UTC
17 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Where are in­ten­tions to be found?

Alex Flint21 Apr 2021 0:51 UTC
44 points
12 comments9 min readLW link

Op­ti­miz­ing Fuzzies And Utilons: The Altru­ism Chip Jar

orthonormal1 Jan 2011 18:53 UTC
138 points
49 comments3 min readLW link

The Benev­olent Ruler’s Hand­book (Part 1): The Policy Problem

FCCC6 Aug 2023 3:46 UTC
11 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

What We Owe to Ourselves

eapache11 Apr 2020 1:34 UTC
21 points
8 comments7 min readLW link

Notes on Robert McIn­tyre’s Brain Preser­va­tion Talk at the Long Now Foundation

JohnGreer28 Apr 2021 20:47 UTC
8 points
2 comments13 min readLW link

Con­sis­ten­cies as (meta-)preferences

Stuart_Armstrong3 May 2021 15:10 UTC
17 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Ureshiku Naritai

Alicorn8 Apr 2010 20:08 UTC
229 points
157 comments6 min readLW link

AI race con­sid­er­a­tions in a re­port by the U.S. House Com­mit­tee on Armed Services

NunoSempere4 Oct 2020 12:11 UTC
42 points
4 comments13 min readLW link

App-Based Disease Surveillance After COVID-19

RedMan10 Apr 2020 18:52 UTC
1 point
4 comments1 min readLW link

The Rise and Fall of Amer­i­can Growth: A summary

jasoncrawford5 Oct 2020 21:41 UTC
58 points
9 comments11 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Utility is not the se­lec­tion target

tailcalled4 Nov 2023 22:48 UTC
24 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Forc­ing Freedom

vlad.proex6 Oct 2020 18:15 UTC
43 points
12 comments7 min readLW link

Open Com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the Days of Mal­i­cious On­line Actors

ozziegooen7 Oct 2020 16:30 UTC
20 points
10 comments1 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

[Question] How wor­ried are the rele­vant ex­perts about a mag­netic pole re­ver­sal?

Sunny from QAD7 Oct 2020 16:19 UTC
13 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Buy­ing micro-biostasis

Mati_Roy7 Oct 2020 10:55 UTC
13 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

Can we hold in­tel­lec­tu­als to similar pub­lic stan­dards as ath­letes?

ozziegooen7 Oct 2020 4:22 UTC
84 points
48 comments3 min readLW link1 review

Beyond Max­ipok — good re­flec­tive gov­er­nance as a tar­get for action

owencb15 Mar 2024 22:22 UTC
20 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Sor­ti­tion Model of Mo­ral Uncertainty

B Jacobs8 Oct 2020 17:44 UTC
9 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

S-risks: Why they are the worst ex­is­ten­tial risks, and how to pre­vent them

Kaj_Sotala20 Jun 2017 12:34 UTC
31 points
106 comments1 min readLW link
(foundational-research.org)

[Question] If GPT-6 is hu­man-level AGI but costs $200 per page of out­put, what would hap­pen?

Daniel Kokotajlo9 Oct 2020 12:00 UTC
28 points
30 comments1 min readLW link

How to Price a Fu­tures Contract

lsusr9 Oct 2020 7:37 UTC
15 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Is liber­tar­i­anism un­sus­tain­able? Why?

Vishrut Arya10 Oct 2020 2:09 UTC
2 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

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

Steven Byrnes22 May 2020 14:05 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(github.com)

Crowd­fund­ing Vac­cine Development

River8 May 2021 4:10 UTC
1 point
6 comments1 min readLW link

Log­i­cal Foun­da­tions of Govern­ment Policy

FCCC10 Oct 2020 17:05 UTC
2 points
0 comments17 min readLW link

[Question] How much to worry about the US elec­tion un­rest?

NoSignalNoNoise12 Oct 2020 3:39 UTC
23 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

Po­lice vi­o­lence: The veil of darkness

dynomight12 Oct 2020 21:32 UTC
4 points
28 comments1 min readLW link
(dyno-might.github.io)

Some recom­men­da­tions for al­ign­ing the de­ci­sion to go to war with the pub­lic in­ter­est, from The Spoils of War

Eli Tyre27 Dec 2020 1:04 UTC
28 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

AMA: Earn­ing to Give

jefftk7 Nov 2023 16:20 UTC
53 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Eth2 Stak­ing ex­plained as a Fi­nan­cial Instrument

Annapurna2 Dec 2020 3:33 UTC
18 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

Tech­nol­ogy and its side effects

jasoncrawford13 Oct 2020 20:07 UTC
17 points
3 comments3 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Cog­ni­tive mis­takes I’ve made about COVID-19

DanielFilan27 Dec 2020 0:50 UTC
45 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(danielfilan.com)

An­nounc­ing the UK Covid-19 Crowd Fore­cast­ing Challenge

nikos17 May 2021 17:29 UTC
7 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Liber­tar­i­anism, Ne­oliber­al­ism and Med­i­care for All?

Logan Zoellner14 Oct 2020 21:06 UTC
5 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

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

michaelcohen27 May 2020 13:40 UTC
21 points
49 comments3 min readLW link

Elec­tion Preparation

jefftk15 Oct 2020 20:30 UTC
18 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

One sys­temic failure in particular

MoritzG28 May 2020 5:25 UTC
−3 points
8 comments6 min readLW link

It’s hard to use util­ity max­i­miza­tion to jus­tify cre­at­ing new sen­tient beings

dynomight19 Oct 2020 19:45 UTC
10 points
14 comments1 min readLW link
(dynomight.net)

[Question] What is the most effec­tive anti-tyranny char­ity?

lc15 Aug 2023 15:26 UTC
20 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Long-Term Fu­ture Fund: May 2023 to March 2024 Pay­out recommendations

Linch12 Jun 2024 13:46 UTC
40 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Is nu­clear war in­deed un­likely?

Valentin202623 May 2021 23:14 UTC
2 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Could we use recom­mender sys­tems to figure out hu­man val­ues?

Olga Babeeva20 Oct 2020 21:35 UTC
7 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

The Uncer­tainty of Death and Taxes

Zvi21 Oct 2020 18:10 UTC
25 points
0 comments10 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] What’s the differ­ence be­tween GAI and a gov­ern­ment?

DirectedEvolution21 Oct 2020 23:04 UTC
11 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

The bads of ads

KatjaGrace23 Oct 2020 5:50 UTC
105 points
38 comments2 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.com)

[Question] Should we use qual­ifiers in speech?

Adam Zerner23 Oct 2020 4:46 UTC
35 points
34 comments1 min readLW link

Pow­er­less Mo­ral Evaluation

SocratesDissatisfied23 Oct 2020 10:44 UTC
5 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

An­a­lyz­ing the His­tor­i­cal Rate of Catastrophes

jsteinhardt5 Dec 2023 6:30 UTC
15 points
0 comments16 min readLW link
(bounded-regret.ghost.io)

Why Hunt­ing­ton-Hill?

jefftk25 Oct 2020 0:50 UTC
17 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

In­creas­ing Iso­la­tion Again

jefftk25 Oct 2020 13:10 UTC
11 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Models pre­dict­ing sig­nifi­cant vi­o­lence in the US?

kdbscott25 Oct 2020 18:45 UTC
54 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

Whence the symp­toms of so­cial me­dia?

KatjaGrace27 Oct 2020 7:30 UTC
20 points
6 comments2 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.com)

On the Dangers of Time Travel

lsusr27 Oct 2020 3:57 UTC
21 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Bab­ble challenge: 50 ways to stop torture

seed27 Oct 2020 19:38 UTC
8 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

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

ESRogs3 Jun 2020 22:43 UTC
13 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What risks con­cern you which don’t seem to have been se­ri­ously con­sid­ered by the com­mu­nity?

plex28 Oct 2020 18:27 UTC
17 points
35 comments1 min readLW link

Rawls’s Veil of Ig­no­rance Doesn’t Make Any Sense

Arjun Panickssery24 Feb 2024 13:18 UTC
10 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Are in­dex funds still a good in­vest­ment?

Kaj_Sotala2 Dec 2020 21:31 UTC
38 points
25 comments1 min readLW link

AI risk hub in Sin­ga­pore?

Daniel Kokotajlo29 Oct 2020 11:45 UTC
57 points
18 comments4 min readLW link

We’re all in this together

Tamsin Leake5 Dec 2023 13:57 UTC
69 points
65 comments2 min readLW link
(carado.moe)

A sys­tem­atic er­ror that lead to a bad policy re­sponse to COVID-19

ChristianKl12 Jun 2021 19:56 UTC
23 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

Han­son & Mow­show­itz De­bate: COVID-19 Variolation

Ben Pace8 Apr 2020 0:07 UTC
38 points
3 comments77 min readLW link

Shall we count the liv­ing or the dead?

Anders_H14 Jun 2021 0:38 UTC
30 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Who can most re­duce X-Risk?

sudhanshu_kasewa28 Aug 2023 14:38 UTC
1 point
12 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What are good elec­tion bet­ting op­por­tu­ni­ties?

Scott Garrabrant29 Oct 2020 7:19 UTC
32 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

How does MIRI Know it Has a Medium Prob­a­bil­ity of Suc­cess?

Peter Wildeford1 Aug 2013 11:42 UTC
35 points
146 comments1 min readLW link

Memo on some ne­glected topics

Lukas Finnveden11 Nov 2023 2:01 UTC
28 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(open.substack.com)

Bench­mark­ing Bowtie2 Threading

jefftk1 Dec 2023 20:20 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Biose­cu­rity Cul­ture, Com­puter Se­cu­rity Culture

jefftk30 Aug 2023 16:40 UTC
103 points
10 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

The Witness

Richard_Ngo3 Dec 2023 22:27 UTC
103 points
4 comments14 min readLW link
(www.narrativeark.xyz)

Notes on Compassion

David Gross1 Nov 2020 19:10 UTC
23 points
2 comments17 min readLW link

Fore­cast­ing Newslet­ter: Oc­to­ber 2020.

NunoSempere1 Nov 2020 13:09 UTC
11 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Should stu­dents be al­lowed to give good teach­ers a bonus?

DirectedEvolution2 Nov 2020 0:19 UTC
25 points
28 comments2 min readLW link

Case stud­ies on so­cial-welfare-based stan­dards in var­i­ous industries

HoldenKarnofsky20 Jun 2024 13:33 UTC
41 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Sur­face Thoughts Suck

Dach2 Nov 2020 13:24 UTC
4 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

What dis­t­in­guishes “early”, “mid” and “end” games?

Raemon21 Jun 2024 17:41 UTC
47 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

[Linkpost] Michael Niel­sen re­marks on ‘Op­pen­heimer’

22tom31 Aug 2023 15:46 UTC
78 points
7 comments2 min readLW link
(michaelnotebook.com)

As­sume long serv­ing poli­ti­ci­ans are ra­tio­nally max­i­miz­ing their careers

Tim Liptrot18 Jun 2021 15:15 UTC
18 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

An EA used de­cep­tive mes­sag­ing to ad­vance their pro­ject; we need mechanisms to avoid de­on­tolog­i­cally du­bi­ous plans

Mikhail Samin13 Feb 2024 23:15 UTC
16 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

10 Deadly Viruses And Bac­te­ria Created In Labs − 6 SARS 2.0

ChristianKl19 Jun 2021 22:29 UTC
14 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(listverse.com)

An an­i­mated in­tro­duc­tion to longter­mism (feat. Robert Miles)

Writer21 Jun 2021 19:24 UTC
18 points
4 comments4 min readLW link
(youtu.be)

Notes on Reverence

David Gross4 Nov 2020 1:35 UTC
8 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

A Golden Age of Build­ing? Ex­cerpts and les­sons from Em­pire State, Pen­tagon, Skunk Works and SpaceX

jacobjacob1 Sep 2023 4:03 UTC
181 points
23 comments24 min readLW link

Notes on Jus­tice (as a virtue)

David Gross5 Nov 2020 20:27 UTC
6 points
4 comments9 min readLW link

The Schel­ling Choice is “Rab­bit”, not “Stag”

Raemon8 Jun 2019 0:24 UTC
160 points
52 comments12 min readLW link3 reviews

Prepar­ing for “The Talk” with AI projects

Daniel Kokotajlo13 Jun 2020 23:01 UTC
64 points
16 comments3 min readLW link

Which an­i­mals re­al­ize which types of sub­jec­tive welfare?

MichaelStJules27 Feb 2024 19:31 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Three Open Prob­lems in Aging

johnswentworth7 Nov 2020 19:39 UTC
48 points
8 comments5 min readLW link

Nu­clear war is un­likely to cause hu­man extinction

Jeffrey Ladish7 Nov 2020 5:42 UTC
125 points
47 comments11 min readLW link3 reviews

[Question] What tech­nolo­gies could cause world GDP dou­bling times to be <8 years?

Daniel Kokotajlo10 Dec 2020 15:34 UTC
43 points
42 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Is cor­rup­tion a valuable an­ti­dote to over­reg­u­la­tion?

ChristianKl8 Nov 2020 12:15 UTC
17 points
23 comments1 min readLW link

Med­i­ta­tions on Mot

Richard_Ngo4 Dec 2023 0:19 UTC
56 points
11 comments8 min readLW link
(www.mindthefuture.info)

Com­pet­i­tive Univer­sal Ba­sic Ser­vices?

Gentzel9 Nov 2020 3:20 UTC
13 points
20 comments2 min readLW link
(theconsequentialist.wordpress.com)

In­cen­tive Prob­lems With Cur­rent Fore­cast­ing Com­pe­ti­tions.

9 Nov 2020 16:20 UTC
44 points
21 comments5 min readLW link

Notes on nukes, IR, and AI from “Arse­nals of Folly” (and other books)

tlevin4 Sep 2023 19:02 UTC
11 points
0 comments6 min readLW link

On R0

Zvi7 Apr 2020 23:20 UTC
63 points
6 comments15 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

De­fund­ing My Mistake

ymeskhout4 Sep 2023 14:43 UTC
168 points
41 comments6 min readLW link

The­ory Of Change As A Hy­poth­e­sis: Choos­ing A High-Im­pact Path When You’re Uncertain

lynettebye28 Nov 2020 4:38 UTC
19 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] What Would Ad­vanced So­cial Tech­nol­ogy Look Like?

johnswentworth10 Nov 2020 17:55 UTC
44 points
44 comments1 min readLW link

The pur­pose of the (Mo­saic) law

mruwnik4 Sep 2023 23:38 UTC
7 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

The Illu­sion of Univer­sal Mo­ral­ity: A Dy­namic Per­spec­tive on Ge­netic Fit­ness and Eth­i­cal Complexity

George3605 Sep 2023 17:47 UTC
−9 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Pay­ing Rus­si­ans to not in­vade Ukraine

djColliderBias24 Jun 2024 17:46 UTC
9 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

Tweet mar­kets for im­per­sonal truth track­ing?

KatjaGrace10 Nov 2020 7:10 UTC
24 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.com)

Are the so­cial sci­ences challeng­ing be­cause of fun­da­men­tal difficul­ties or be­cause of im­posed ones?

ozziegooen10 Nov 2020 4:56 UTC
56 points
12 comments11 min readLW link

Your Pri­ori­ti­za­tion is Underspecified

romeostevensit10 Jul 2020 20:48 UTC
85 points
13 comments5 min readLW link

Mo­ral in­tu­itions are sur­pris­ingly variable

Bob Baker26 Dec 2020 19:50 UTC
21 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

How can we lobby to get a vac­cine dis­tributed faster?

Tim Liptrot11 Nov 2020 21:01 UTC
7 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Pos­si­ble Diver­gence in AGI Risk Tol­er­ance be­tween Selfish and Altru­is­tic agents

Brad West 9 Sep 2023 0:23 UTC
1 point
1 comment2 min readLW link

[Question] ‘Max­i­mum’ level of suffer­ing?

Anirandis20 Jun 2020 14:05 UTC
6 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What are Ex­am­ples of Great Distil­lers?

adamShimi12 Nov 2020 14:09 UTC
34 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

Book re­view: Age Later

PeterMcCluskey27 Oct 2020 4:21 UTC
28 points
3 comments4 min readLW link
(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

[Question] Are Hu­mans Fun­da­men­tally Good?

Nyarlathotep21 Jun 2020 16:29 UTC
1 point
24 comments1 min readLW link