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World Optimization

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 Yudkowsky
30 Jan 2008 17:52 UTC
108 points
77 comments6 min readLW link

Per­son­al­ized Medicine For Real

sarahconstantin
4 Mar 2019 22:40 UTC
203 points
16 comments5 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Pro­ject Pro­posal: Gears of Aging

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

Effi­cient Char­ity: Do Unto Others...

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

Beyond the Reach of God

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

On Caring

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

Scope Insensitivity

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

Inad­e­quacy and Modesty

Eliezer Yudkowsky
28 Oct 2017 21:51 UTC
149 points
80 comments18 min readLW link

Tran­shu­man­ism as Sim­plified Humanism

Eliezer Yudkowsky
5 Dec 2018 20:12 UTC
117 points
34 comments5 min readLW link1 nomination

Why any­thing that can be for-profit, should be

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

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

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

Med­i­ta­tions On Moloch

Scott Alexander
30 Jul 2014 4:00 UTC
46 points
5 comments47 min readLW link

What failure looks like

paulfchristiano
17 Mar 2019 20:18 UTC
230 points
44 comments8 min readLW link

Mov­able Hous­ing for Scal­able Cities

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

Ex­tract­ing Value from Inad­e­quate Equilibria

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

The Unilat­er­al­ist’s “Curse” Is Mostly Good

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

Why I’m Not Vegan

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

[Question] Coron­avirus: Jus­tified Key In­sights Thread

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

Reflec­tions on Ar­gu­ing about Politics

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

Alarm bell for the next pan­demic, V.2

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

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

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

[Question] Isn’t Tesla stock highly un­der­val­ued?

Liron
18 May 2020 1:56 UTC
23 points
41 comments2 min readLW link

Effec­tive al­tru­ism and crit­i­cism to­ward ac­tivism: An­swer to a paradox

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

Pos­si­ble take­aways from the coro­n­avirus pan­demic for slow AI takeoff

Vika
31 May 2020 17:51 UTC
128 points
35 comments3 min readLW link

Models of Value of Learning

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

A Scal­able Ur­ban De­sign and the Sin­gle Build­ing City

Edward Swernofsky
25 Jul 2020 19:06 UTC
20 points
19 comments17 min readLW link

When can Fic­tion Change the World?

Timothy Underwood
24 Aug 2020 13:47 UTC
80 points
18 comments11 min readLW link

In­di­vi­d­ual Ra­tion­al­ity Needn’t Gen­er­al­ize to Ra­tional Consensus

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

Wire­head your Chickens

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

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

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

Coron­avirus as a test-run for X-risks

SDM
13 Jun 2020 21:00 UTC
65 points
10 comments18 min readLW link

You Can Do Futarchy Yourself

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

$1,000 Bounty for Pro-BLM Policy Analysis

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

Kelly Bet on Everything

Jacobian
10 Jul 2020 2:48 UTC
62 points
13 comments5 min readLW link

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

Martin Sustrik
19 Jul 2020 1:11 UTC
136 points
27 comments24 min readLW link

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

rockthecasbah
29 Jul 2020 1:54 UTC
15 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] What would be a good name for the view that the value of our de­ci­sions is pri­mar­ily de­ter­mined by how they af­fect causally-dis­con­nected re­gions of the mul­ti­verse?

Natália Mendonça
9 Aug 2020 17:55 UTC
24 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

Moloch and multi-level selection

thoughtfulmadison
11 Aug 2020 7:08 UTC
18 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

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

Callmesalticidae
13 Aug 2020 23:01 UTC
16 points
4 comments15 min readLW link

The Case for Hu­man Ge­netic Engineering

GeneSmith
28 Aug 2020 22:21 UTC
46 points
16 comments12 min readLW link

Ob­jec­tive Dog Rat­ings: The Ir­ish Wolfhound

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

Ob­jec­tive Dog Rat­ings: An In­tro­duc­tion & Explanation

Callmesalticidae
29 Aug 2020 3:54 UTC
19 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

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

MakoYass
6 Sep 2020 2:08 UTC
48 points
33 comments12 min readLW link
(makopool.com)

A Toy Model of Hingeyness

Bob Jacobs
7 Sep 2020 17:38 UTC
16 points
10 comments4 min readLW link

A Brief Chat on World Government

eapache
13 Sep 2020 18:33 UTC
4 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

On R0

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

Han­son & Mow­show­itz De­bate: COVID-19 Variolation

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

App-Based Disease Surveillance After COVID-19

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

What We Owe to Ourselves

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

What is Your Goal Hive?

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

In my cul­ture: the re­spon­si­bil­ities of open source maintainers

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

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

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

One Hun­dred Billion Chil­dren’s Sky

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

Scrap­ing web­sites cur­rently free due to coronavirus

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

The World Ac­cord­ing to Do­minic Cummings

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

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

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

Dem­i­na­tal­ist To­tal Utilitarianism

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

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

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

Database of ex­is­ten­tial risk estimates

MichaelA
20 Apr 2020 1:08 UTC
22 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

So­lar sys­tem colon­i­sa­tion might not be driven by economics

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

Thoughts on the Sin­gu­lar­ity In­sti­tute (SI)

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

Act of Charity

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

How likely is the COVID-19 apoc­a­lyp­tic sce­nario?

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

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

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

Is ethics a memetic trap ?

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

So­cial Im­pact, Effec­tive Altru­ism, and Mo­ti­vated Cognition

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

Mo­ti­va­tors: Altru­is­tic Ac­tions for Non-Altru­is­tic Reasons

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

Would Your Real Prefer­ences Please Stand Up?

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

[Question] For­bid­den Technology

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

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

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

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

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

Emer­gency Cen­tral Planning

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

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

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

How Effi­cient is the Char­i­ta­ble Mar­ket?

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

Melt­ing democracy

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

Prolong­ing life is about the op­tion­al­ity, not about the immortality

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

Hate Crime Statistics

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

TFW No Incels

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

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

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

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

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

Kids and Mo­ral Agency

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

Help im­prove rea­son­ing eval­u­a­tion in in­tel­li­gence organisations

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

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

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

Re: Some Heroes

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

Sub­space optima

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

The EMH Aten’t Dead

Richard Meadows
15 May 2020 20:44 UTC
147 points
85 comments19 min readLW link

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

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

Allow­ing Ex­ploita­bil­ity in Game Theory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One sys­temic failure in particular

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

Our Need for Need

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

Trust-Build­ing: The New Ra­tion­al­ity Project

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

FHI pa­per on COVID-19 gov­ern­ment countermeasures

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

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

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

[Question] Effec­tive chil­dren education

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

Ba­sic Mindsets

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

[Question] Con­se­quen­tial­ism and Accidents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Question] What are some Civ­i­liza­tional San­ity In­ter­ven­tions?

elityre
14 Jun 2020 1:38 UTC
30 points
27 comments4 min readLW link

Prepar­ing for “The Talk” with AI projects

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

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

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

Is util­i­tar­i­anism the re­sult of a Con­flict The­ory sin­gu­lar­ity?

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

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

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

[Question] Col­lab­o­ra­tors for Effec­tive Th­e­sis pro­ject wanted

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

[not on­go­ing] Thoughts on Pro­por­tional vot­ing methods

Jameson Quinn
22 Jul 2020 2:46 UTC
38 points
54 comments46 min readLW link

[Question] ‘Max­i­mum’ level of suffer­ing?

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

When is it Wrong to Click on a Cow?

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

[Question] Are Hu­mans Fun­da­men­tally Good?

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

You have be­come the supreme dic­ta­tor of the United States.

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

Don’t pun­ish your­self for bad luck

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

In­dus­try and workers

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

In­sti­tu­tional Senescence

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

Atem­po­ral Eth­i­cal Obligations

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

Self-sac­ri­fice is a scarce resource

mingyuan
28 Jun 2020 5:08 UTC
107 points
17 comments5 min readLW link

The Illu­sion of Eth­i­cal Progress

lsusr
28 Jun 2020 9:33 UTC
3 points
39 comments3 min readLW link

What should we do about net­work-effect mo­nop­o­lies?

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

Nash Equil­ibria and Schel­ling Points

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

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

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

Nor­mal­iza­tion of Deviance

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

Sur­vival in the im­moral maze of college

AllAmericanBreakfast
8 Jul 2020 21:27 UTC
43 points
12 comments6 min readLW link

Sport­ing vs. Herd­ing: two styles of discourse

Suspended Reason
25 Jul 2020 1:56 UTC
5 points
4 comments9 min readLW link

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

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

AI Re­search Con­sid­er­a­tions for Hu­man Ex­is­ten­tial Safety (ARCHES)

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

Guided By The Beauty Of Our Weapons

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

Archipelago and Atomic Communitarianism

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

Against ac­cus­ing peo­ple of motte and bailey

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

Effec­tive Altru­ism Book Re­view: Rad­i­cal Abun­dance (Nan­otech­nol­ogy)

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

As Few As Possible

Decius
10 Jul 2020 4:37 UTC
1 point
13 comments2 min readLW link

Your Pri­ori­ti­za­tion is Underspecified

romeostevensit
10 Jul 2020 20:48 UTC
76 points
11 comments5 min readLW link

S-risks: Why they are the worst ex­is­ten­tial risks, and how to pre­vent them

Kaj_Sotala
20 Jun 2017 12:34 UTC
21 points
107 comments1 min readLW link
(foundational-research.org)

Ureshiku Naritai

Alicorn
8 Apr 2010 20:08 UTC
145 points
154 comments6 min readLW link

Op­ti­miz­ing Fuzzies And Utilons: The Altru­ism Chip Jar

orthonormal
1 Jan 2011 18:53 UTC
110 points
49 comments3 min readLW link

The Library of Scott Alexandria

Rob Bensinger
14 Sep 2015 1:38 UTC
77 points
32 comments7 min readLW link

Could some­one please start a bright home light­ing com­pany?

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

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

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

How to Save the World

Louie
1 Dec 2010 17:17 UTC
78 points
135 comments7 min readLW link

Thiel on Progress and Stagnation

Richard_Ngo
20 Jul 2020 20:27 UTC
142 points
30 comments11 min readLW link
(docs.google.com)

Ineffi­cient doesn’t mean in­differ­ent, but it might mean wimpy.

AllAmericanBreakfast
20 Jul 2020 18:27 UTC
13 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Be impatient

benkuhn
24 Jul 2020 1:30 UTC
77 points
6 comments7 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

No Ul­ti­mate Goal and a Small Ex­is­ten­tial Crisis

elriggs
24 Jul 2020 18:39 UTC
10 points
23 comments3 min readLW link

Con­straints from nat­u­ral­ized ethics.

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

As­set Prices Con­sis­tently Vio­late Effi­cient Mar­ket Hypothesis

Liron
28 Jul 2020 14:21 UTC
11 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(lt3000.blogspot.com)

[Question] Billion­aire Economics

Virgil Kurkjian
28 Jul 2020 3:01 UTC
18 points
30 comments1 min readLW link

Reread­ing At­las Shrugged

Vaniver
28 Jul 2020 18:54 UTC
118 points
26 comments13 min readLW link

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

Kaj_Sotala
2 Aug 2018 8:30 UTC
26 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Fix­ing sci­ence via a ba­sic income

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

The fun­nel of hu­man experience

eukaryote
10 Oct 2018 2:46 UTC
85 points
33 comments3 min readLW link2 nominations1 review
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

[Question] Can you gain weird­ness points?

NicholasKross
31 Jul 2020 3:41 UTC
18 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

“Now here’s why I’m punch­ing you...”

philh
16 Oct 2018 21:30 UTC
29 points
24 comments4 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)

Light­ness and Unease

TurnTrout
21 Mar 2018 5:24 UTC
54 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Gen­er­al­ized Effi­cient Mar­kets in Poli­ti­cal Power

johnswentworth
1 Aug 2020 4:49 UTC
32 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

The Su­per­star Effect

adamzerner
3 Jan 2015 6:11 UTC
10 points
53 comments6 min readLW link

Nega­tive and Pos­i­tive Selection

alyssavance
6 Jul 2012 1:34 UTC
78 points
262 comments3 min readLW link

Tear­ing down the Ch­ester­ton’s Fence principle

AllAmericanBreakfast
2 Aug 2020 4:56 UTC
31 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

To­tal horse takeover

KatjaGrace
5 Nov 2019 0:10 UTC
69 points
11 comments6 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.com)

Team Co­he­sion and Ex­clu­sion­ary Egalitarianism

lionhearted
17 Sep 2018 4:48 UTC
36 points
6 comments7 min readLW link

Con­sid­er­a­tions on Cryonics

niplav
3 Aug 2020 17:30 UTC
34 points
4 comments21 min readLW link

Healthy Competition

Raemon
20 Oct 2019 20:55 UTC
57 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

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

Kevin
4 Aug 2020 10:05 UTC
38 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

What is filling the hole left by re­li­gion?

Philip Dhingra
4 Aug 2020 6:48 UTC
12 points
14 comments3 min readLW link

Prop­erty as Co­or­di­na­tion Minimization

Vaniver
4 Aug 2020 19:24 UTC
39 points
35 comments4 min readLW link

Burch’s Law

Eliezer Yudkowsky
8 Mar 2007 2:39 UTC
38 points
28 comments1 min readLW link

High Challenge

Eliezer Yudkowsky
19 Dec 2008 0:51 UTC
33 points
74 comments4 min readLW link

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

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

Don’t judge a skill by its specialists

Academian
26 Sep 2010 20:56 UTC
49 points
36 comments2 min readLW link

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

Razied
5 Aug 2020 23:52 UTC
3 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The Iso­la­tion As­sump­tion of Ex­pected Utility Maximization

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

On sav­ing the world

So8res
30 Jan 2014 20:00 UTC
131 points
169 comments16 min readLW link

Ex­is­ten­tial Risk is a sin­gle category

Rafael Harth
9 Aug 2020 17:47 UTC
23 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

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

komponisto
13 Dec 2009 4:16 UTC
44 points
649 comments12 min readLW link

To Spread Science, Keep It Secret

Eliezer Yudkowsky
28 Mar 2008 5:47 UTC
52 points
46 comments4 min readLW link

You Need More Money

gilch
12 Aug 2020 6:16 UTC
35 points
16 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] Utility func­tions with­out a maximum

Abhimanyu Pallavi Sudhir
11 Aug 2020 12:58 UTC
3 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

The Case for Education

SamuelKnoche
14 Aug 2020 17:20 UTC
26 points
6 comments10 min readLW link

The Best Ed­u­ca­tional In­sti­tu­tion in the World

SamuelKnoche
14 Aug 2020 17:18 UTC
37 points
12 comments9 min readLW link

How to Lose a Fair Game

gilch
14 Aug 2020 18:41 UTC
19 points
14 comments7 min readLW link

Self polic­ing for self doubt

KatjaGrace
7 Nov 2019 23:10 UTC
39 points
3 comments2 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.com)

Does crime ex­plain the ex­cep­tional US in­car­cer­a­tion rate?

braces
15 Aug 2020 18:27 UTC
56 points
27 comments3 min readLW link

Tomb­stone Men­tal­ity

SuperDaveWhite
13 Aug 2020 13:46 UTC
4 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Re­peat Un­til Broke

gilch
13 Aug 2020 7:19 UTC
9 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Op­ti­mal Philan­thropy for Hu­man Beings

lukeprog
25 Jul 2011 7:27 UTC
36 points
88 comments7 min readLW link

The Wrong Side of Risk

gilch
16 Aug 2020 3:50 UTC
12 points
12 comments3 min readLW link

Spend­ing Up­date 2020

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

Long Now, and Cul­ture vs Artifacts

Raemon
3 Feb 2020 21:49 UTC
27 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

Sto­ries About Academia

Ben Pace
2 Sep 2019 18:40 UTC
33 points
1 comment19 min readLW link

Sto­ries About Progress

Ben Pace
8 Sep 2019 23:07 UTC
32 points
1 comment19 min readLW link

Nar­row your an­swer space

Vaniver
28 Dec 2010 11:38 UTC
25 points
111 comments8 min readLW link

The US Already Has A Wealth Tax

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

An at­tempt to list out my core val­ues and virtues

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

List of pre­vi­ous pre­dic­tion mar­ket projects

jacobjacob
22 Oct 2018 0:45 UTC
33 points
2 comments1 min readLW link1 nomination
(jacoblagerros.wordpress.com)

Our val­ues are un­der­defined, change­able, and manipulable

Stuart_Armstrong
2 Nov 2017 11:09 UTC
27 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

Nice Things

Zvi
31 Mar 2018 12:30 UTC
32 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Utilons vs. Hedons

Psychohistorian
10 Aug 2009 19:20 UTC
28 points
119 comments6 min readLW link

Public Choice and the Altru­ist’s Burden

Roko
22 Jul 2010 21:34 UTC
25 points
101 comments3 min readLW link

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

peter_hurford
29 Jul 2013 9:09 UTC
34 points
102 comments11 min readLW link

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

Ben Pace
20 Aug 2020 0:49 UTC
48 points
38 comments9 min readLW link

Mar­ket Misconceptions

gilch
20 Aug 2020 4:46 UTC
17 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

What makes a good cul­ture?

toonalfrink
5 Feb 2019 13:31 UTC
30 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

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

Ruby
23 Aug 2020 5:13 UTC
73 points
13 comments6 min readLW link

Pos­tel’s Prin­ci­ple as Mo­ral Aphorism

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

Chart­ing Is Mostly Superstition

gilch
23 Aug 2020 20:26 UTC
25 points
12 comments7 min readLW link

Split-a-Dol­lar Game

Martin Sustrik
24 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?

MakoYass
24 Aug 2020 1:18 UTC
8 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

The Best Toy In The Park

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

Are We Right about How Effec­tive Mock­ery Is?

Ronny
27 Aug 2020 10:48 UTC
48 points
13 comments9 min readLW link

[Question] Thoughts on Neu­ral­ink up­date?

NoUsernameSelected
29 Aug 2020 22:59 UTC
13 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Helping peo­ple to solve their problems

Neel Nanda
31 Aug 2020 20:41 UTC
14 points
3 comments10 min readLW link
(NIL)

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

anon03
31 Aug 2020 18:18 UTC
19 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Rus­sian x-risks newslet­ter Sum­mer 2020

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

The ethics of breed­ing to kill

George
6 Sep 2020 20:12 UTC
−3 points
24 comments6 min readLW link

Luna First, But Not To Live There

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

Loneli­ness and the para­dox of choice

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

On Ch­ester­ton’s Fence

trentbrick
10 Sep 2020 15:10 UTC
20 points
3 comments10 min readLW link

[Question] So­cial Cap­i­tal Paradoxes

abramdemski
10 Sep 2020 18:44 UTC
65 points
24 comments4 min readLW link

Com­par­a­tive ad­van­tage and when to blow up your island

dynomight
12 Sep 2020 6:20 UTC
124 points
28 comments7 min readLW link
(dyno-might.github.io)

Progress: Fluke or trend?

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

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

eapache
14 Sep 2020 2:13 UTC
13 points
19 comments1 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?

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

On Nice­ness: Look­ing for Pos­i­tive Externalities

Neel Nanda
14 Sep 2020 18:03 UTC
29 points
0 comments10 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

The Ax­iolog­i­cal Treadmill

eapache
15 Sep 2020 18:36 UTC
7 points
12 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_Roy
18 Sep 2020 4:05 UTC
7 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Ex­pan­sive trans­la­tions: con­sid­er­a­tions and possibilities

ozziegooen
18 Sep 2020 15:39 UTC
35 points
10 comments6 min readLW link

Against Victimhood

Jacobian
18 Sep 2020 1:58 UTC
80 points
15 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] Fore­cast­ing Thread: Ex­is­ten­tial Risk

Amandango
22 Sep 2020 3:44 UTC
43 points
33 comments2 min readLW link

Honor­ing Petrov Day on LessWrong, in 2020

Ben Pace
26 Sep 2020 8:01 UTC
119 points
97 comments3 min readLW link

Petrov Day is not about unilat­eral action

sen
26 Sep 2020 13:41 UTC
22 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Distributed pub­lic goods provision

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

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

Jia
29 Sep 2020 19:31 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mak­ing a Crow­dac­tion platform

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

Meta-Prefer­ence Utilitarianism

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

Nihilism doesn’t matter

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

In­no­va­tion and Dependence

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

Ed­u­ca­tion 2.0 — A brand new ed­u­ca­tion system

aryan
15 Jul 2020 10:09 UTC
−8 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

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

Martin Sustrik
22 Jul 2020 13:50 UTC
73 points
19 comments12 min readLW link
(250bpm.com)

More Dakka

Zvi
2 Dec 2017 13:10 UTC
153 points
22 comments13 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Ideas for an ac­tion co­or­di­na­tion website

Yoav Ravid
8 Mar 2019 13:32 UTC
18 points
36 comments5 min readLW link

Ideas for a fact check­ing widget

Yoav Ravid
18 Mar 2019 14:25 UTC
10 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

The Berkeley Com­mu­nity & The Rest Of Us: A Re­sponse to Zvi & Benquo

Evan_Gaensbauer
20 May 2018 7:19 UTC
113 points
70 comments12 min readLW link

Levels of Action

alyssavance
14 Apr 2011 0:18 UTC
127 points
47 comments9 min readLW link

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

MakoYass
5 Aug 2019 0:12 UTC
83 points
55 comments2 min readLW link

Make more land

jefftk
16 Oct 2019 11:20 UTC
99 points
19 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Fun The­ory in EverQuest

moridinamael
5 Feb 2018 20:26 UTC
81 points
2 comments9 min readLW link

Preschool: Much Less Than You Wanted To Know

Zvi
20 Nov 2018 19:30 UTC
68 points
15 comments2 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

I Want To Live In A Baugruppe

Alicorn
17 Mar 2017 1:36 UTC
66 points
193 comments3 min readLW link

Toby Ord’s ‘The Precipice’ is pub­lished!

matthew.vandermerwe
8 Mar 2020 21:20 UTC
53 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

How to Make Billions of Dol­lars Re­duc­ing Loneliness

John_Maxwell
30 Aug 2019 17:30 UTC
60 points
32 comments7 min readLW link

The Art of the Overbet

Zvi
19 Oct 2018 14:00 UTC
58 points
6 comments6 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

LW 2.0 Strate­gic Overview

habryka
15 Sep 2017 3:00 UTC
55 points
294 comments23 min readLW link

31 Laws of Fun

Eliezer Yudkowsky
26 Jan 2009 10:13 UTC
55 points
36 comments8 min readLW link

Why Do You Keep Hav­ing This Prob­lem?

Davis_Kingsley
20 Jan 2020 8:33 UTC
49 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

Towards op­ti­mal play as Villager in a mixed game

Benquo
7 May 2019 5:29 UTC
46 points
40 comments3 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Let’s cre­ate a mar­ket for cryonics

[deleted]
10 Apr 2012 6:36 UTC
43 points
23 comments2 min readLW link

The YouTube Revolu­tion in Knowl­edge Transfer

Samo Burja
17 Sep 2019 20:10 UTC
54 points
7 comments4 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Po­ten­tial Ways to Fight Mazes

Zvi
28 Jan 2020 22:50 UTC
49 points
9 comments18 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Direct Pri­mary Care

sarahconstantin
25 Sep 2018 18:00 UTC
46 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

[Link] Can We Re­v­erse The Stan­ford Pri­son Ex­per­i­ment?

[deleted]
14 Jun 2012 3:41 UTC
45 points
46 comments1 min readLW link

Coun­ter­fac­tu­als about So­cial Media

Zvi
22 Apr 2019 12:20 UTC
55 points
23 comments6 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Pro­tect­ing Large Pro­jects Against Mazedom

Zvi
3 Feb 2020 17:10 UTC
52 points
5 comments4 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Some Ways Co­or­di­na­tion is Hard

Zvi
13 Jun 2019 13:00 UTC
46 points
7 comments10 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Ap­ply for Emer­gent Ventures

Zvi
13 Sep 2018 21:50 UTC
45 points
6 comments3 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Bio­di­ver­sity for heretics

eukaryote
27 May 2018 13:37 UTC
41 points
4 comments7 min readLW link

Strate­gic High Skill Immigration

Gentzel
6 Dec 2017 1:15 UTC
40 points
8 comments21 min readLW link

Wel­come to Heaven

denisbider
25 Jan 2010 23:22 UTC
26 points
245 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] If a “Kick­starter for Inad­e­quate Equlibria” was built, do you have a con­crete in­ad­e­quate equil­ibrium to fix?

Raemon
21 Feb 2019 21:32 UTC
53 points
34 comments1 min readLW link

Fix­ing sci­ence via a ba­sic income

Kaj_Sotala
8 Dec 2017 14:20 UTC
38 points
2 comments3 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Elon Musk is wrong: Rob­o­taxis are stupid. We need stan­dard­ized rented au­tonomous tugs to move cus­tomized owned un­pow­ered wag­ons.

chaosmage
4 Nov 2019 14:04 UTC
36 points
35 comments2 min readLW link

Field-Build­ing and Deep Models

Ben Pace
13 Jan 2018 21:16 UTC
55 points
12 comments4 min readLW link

The Neu­ro­science of Desire

lukeprog
9 Apr 2011 19:08 UTC
54 points
30 comments10 min readLW link

Max­i­miz­ing Your Dona­tions via a Job

Alexei
5 May 2013 23:19 UTC
118 points
58 comments22 min readLW link

Nutri­tion is Satisficing

aaq
16 Jul 2019 16:13 UTC
18 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

In­ter­nal Diet Crux

Jacobian
2 Apr 2018 5:05 UTC
98 points
8 comments6 min readLW link

Low hang­ing fruit: an­a­lyz­ing your nutrition

Alexei
5 May 2012 5:20 UTC
10 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Nutri­tion heuris­tic: Cy­cle healthy options

aaq
17 Jul 2019 12:44 UTC
5 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

How to use hu­man his­tory as a nu­tri­tional prior?

CasioTheSane
10 Mar 2012 0:47 UTC
8 points
50 comments1 min readLW link

Op­ti­mal eat­ing (or rather, a step in the right di­rec­tion)

c_edwards
19 Jan 2015 1:35 UTC
7 points
65 comments7 min readLW link

Fast­ing Mimick­ing Diet Looks Pretty Good

sarahconstantin
4 Oct 2018 19:50 UTC
80 points
4 comments3 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Church vs. Taskforce

Eliezer Yudkowsky
28 Mar 2009 9:23 UTC
45 points
87 comments5 min readLW link

How would you take over Rome?

Scott Alexander
14 Mar 2012 16:24 UTC
37 points
203 comments1 min readLW link

Easy wins aren’t news

PhilGoetz
19 Feb 2015 19:38 UTC
39 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

Com­ments on Power Law Distri­bu­tion of In­di­vi­d­ual Impact

Ben Pace
29 Dec 2017 1:49 UTC
54 points
22 comments8 min readLW link

Com­pe­ti­tion for Power

Samo Burja
4 Apr 2018 17:10 UTC
48 points
8 comments8 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Image vs. Im­pact: Can pub­lic com­mit­ment be coun­ter­pro­duc­tive for achieve­ment?

patrissimo
28 May 2009 23:18 UTC
45 points
47 comments3 min readLW link

What sci­ence needs

PhilGoetz
2 Dec 2012 22:31 UTC
42 points
84 comments7 min readLW link

Ad­ver­tise while hon­or­ing the dead

KatjaGrace
4 Jan 2010 5:00 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

One Web­site To Rule Them All?

anna_macdonald
11 Jan 2019 19:14 UTC
32 points
23 comments10 min readLW link

Three Axes of Prohibitions

[deleted]
15 Feb 2013 7:34 UTC
32 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Rais­ing the waterline

Morendil
7 Oct 2012 16:23 UTC
31 points
13 comments6 min readLW link

Ex­ploit­ing the Typ­i­cal Mind Fal­lacy for more ac­cu­rate ques­tion­ing?

Xachariah
17 Jul 2012 0:46 UTC
31 points
73 comments1 min readLW link

Boundaries en­able pos­i­tive ma­te­rial-in­for­ma­tional feed­back loops

jessicata
22 Dec 2018 2:46 UTC
30 points
25 comments5 min readLW link

A Pro­posal for Defeat­ing Moloch in the Pri­son In­dus­trial Complex

lululu
2 Jun 2015 22:03 UTC
25 points
77 comments4 min readLW link

Brain­storm­ing new senses

lululu
20 May 2015 19:53 UTC
28 points
92 comments2 min readLW link

[Per­sonal Ex­per­i­ment] Coun­ter­bal­anc­ing Risk-Aversion

lsusr
15 Nov 2019 8:34 UTC
28 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

A frame­work for speed reading

limerott
16 Sep 2019 18:52 UTC
26 points
6 comments12 min readLW link
(limerott.com)

Seed­ing a pro­duc­tive cul­ture: a work­ing hypothesis

Benquo
18 Oct 2017 9:10 UTC
28 points
15 comments3 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

A Re­fu­ta­tion of (Global) “Hap­piness Max­i­miza­tion”

fare
25 Aug 2020 20:33 UTC
−3 points
4 comments15 min readLW link
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