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World Optimization

Core TagLast edit: 19 Aug 2020 19:30 UTC by Ruby

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
116 points
77 comments6 min readLW link

Per­son­al­ized Medicine For Real

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

Pro­ject Pro­posal: Gears of Aging

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

Effi­cient Char­ity: Do Unto Others...

Scott Alexander24 Dec 2010 21:26 UTC
188 points
323 comments6 min readLW link

Beyond the Reach of God

Eliezer Yudkowsky4 Oct 2008 15:42 UTC
140 points
279 comments11 min readLW link

On Caring

So8res15 Oct 2014 1:59 UTC
168 points
274 comments10 min readLW link

Scope Insensitivity

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 May 2007 2:53 UTC
167 points
55 comments2 min readLW link

Inad­e­quacy and Modesty

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Oct 2017 21:51 UTC
114 points
80 comments18 min readLW link

Tran­shu­man­ism as Sim­plified Humanism

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Dec 2018 20:12 UTC
125 points
34 comments5 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)

Med­i­ta­tions On Moloch

Scott Alexander30 Jul 2014 4:00 UTC
70 points
7 comments47 min readLW link

Mov­able Hous­ing for Scal­able Cities

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 May 2020 21:21 UTC
110 points
27 comments21 min readLW link

What failure looks like

paulfchristiano17 Mar 2019 20:18 UTC
246 points
48 comments8 min readLW link2 nominations2 reviews

Ex­tract­ing Value from Inad­e­quate Equilibria

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

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

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

The Unilat­er­al­ist’s “Curse” Is Mostly Good

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

Why I’m Not Vegan

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

[Question] Coron­avirus: Jus­tified Key In­sights Thread

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

Reflec­tions on Ar­gu­ing about Politics

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

Alarm bell for the next pan­demic, V.2

AllAmericanBreakfast15 Apr 2020 6:47 UTC
10 points
5 comments6 min readLW link

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

sarahconstantin14 Dec 2018 19:40 UTC
73 points
26 comments7 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

[Question] Isn’t Tesla stock highly un­der­val­ued?

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

Effec­tive al­tru­ism and crit­i­cism to­ward ac­tivism: An­swer to a paradox

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

Pos­si­ble take­aways from the coro­n­avirus pan­demic for slow AI takeoff

Vika31 May 2020 17:51 UTC
128 points
35 comments3 min readLW link

Models of Value of Learning

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

A Scal­able Ur­ban De­sign and the Sin­gle Build­ing City

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

When can Fic­tion Change the World?

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

On Nice­ness: Look­ing for Pos­i­tive Externalities

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

Des­per­a­tion ham­ster wheels

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

Propin­quity Cities So Far

MakoYass16 Nov 2020 23:12 UTC
24 points
48 comments20 min readLW link

[Question] How can I bet on short timelines?

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

Some AI re­search ar­eas and their rele­vance to ex­is­ten­tial safety

Andrew_Critch19 Nov 2020 3:18 UTC
175 points
37 comments50 min readLW link

De­con­struct­ing 321 Voting

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

Anti-Aging: State of the Art

JackH31 Dec 2020 19:07 UTC
292 points
162 comments11 min readLW link

The True Face of the Enemy

TheTrueSquidward12 Jan 2021 10:03 UTC
25 points
75 comments10 min readLW link

[Question] What are some real life Inad­e­quate Equil­ibria?

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

Reflec­tions on the cry­on­ics sequence

mingyuan3 Feb 2021 1:17 UTC
95 points
10 comments2 min readLW link

Me­dia Bias

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

Iter­ated Trust Kickstarters

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

Life and ex­pand­ing steer­able consequences

alexflint7 May 2021 18:33 UTC
46 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

In­di­vi­d­ual Ra­tion­al­ity Needn’t Gen­er­al­ize to Ra­tional Consensus

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

Wire­head your Chickens

shminux20 Jun 2018 5:49 UTC
74 points
53 comments2 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

Coron­avirus as a test-run for X-risks

SDM13 Jun 2020 21:00 UTC
66 points
10 comments18 min readLW link

You Can Do Futarchy Yourself

Tetraspace Grouping14 Jun 2020 0:16 UTC
51 points
3 comments5 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

Kelly Bet on Everything

Jacob Falkovich10 Jul 2020 2:48 UTC
77 points
13 comments5 min readLW link

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

Martin Sustrik19 Jul 2020 1:11 UTC
143 points
29 comments24 min readLW link

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

rockthecasbah29 Jul 2020 1:54 UTC
16 points
3 comments6 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?

MakoYass5 Aug 2019 0:12 UTC
86 points
55 comments2 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 Mendonça9 Aug 2020 17:55 UTC
25 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

Moloch and multi-level selection

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

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

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

The Case for Hu­man Ge­netic Engineering

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

Ob­jec­tive Dog Rat­ings: The Ir­ish Wolfhound

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

Ob­jec­tive Dog Rat­ings: An In­tro­duc­tion & Explanation

Callmesalticidae29 Aug 2020 3:54 UTC
19 points
8 comments1 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)

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

MakoYass6 Sep 2020 2:08 UTC
46 points
41 comments11 min readLW link
(makopool.com)

A Toy Model of Hingeyness

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

A Brief Chat on World Government

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

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

willbobaggins1 Nov 2020 21:01 UTC
13 points
21 comments4 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

How would you gov­ern Mars?

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

Utopianism

Mateusz Mazurkiewicz4 Jan 2021 18:40 UTC
1 point
2 comments2 min readLW link

Mini thoughts on mintheism

CraigMichael11 Jan 2021 5:14 UTC
14 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

How to solve the ar­gu­ment about what the al­gorithm should do

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

Col­lAc­tion his­tory and les­sons learned

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

Tak­ing money seriously

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

Triumph & Hope: How Far Hu­man­ity Has Come

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

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

Kaj_Sotala22 Feb 2021 8:17 UTC
24 points
33 comments1 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

Use­less knowl­edge; why peo­ple re­sist ed­u­ca­tion improvement

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

Notes on “Bioter­ror and Biowar­fare” (2006)

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

Seven Years of Spaced Rep­e­ti­tion Soft­ware in the Classroom

tanagrabeast4 Mar 2021 2:42 UTC
228 points
37 comments34 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

Can a Ve­gan Diet Be Healthy? A Liter­a­ture Review

Erich_Grunewald12 Mar 2021 12:47 UTC
17 points
0 comments13 min readLW link
(www.erichgrunewald.com)

Core Path­ways of Aging

johnswentworth28 Mar 2021 0:31 UTC
207 points
88 comments22 min readLW link

Utopic Nightmares

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

An In­tro­duc­tion to Pre­dic­tion Markets

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

Fu­ture Of Work

Rishit Vora19 Jul 2021 23:16 UTC
2 points
6 comments6 min readLW link
(sixeleven.in)

Han­son & Mow­show­itz De­bate: COVID-19 Variolation

Ben Pace8 Apr 2020 0:07 UTC
38 points
3 comments77 min readLW link

On R0

Zvi7 Apr 2020 23:20 UTC
63 points
6 comments15 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

App-Based Disease Surveillance After COVID-19

RedMan10 Apr 2020 18:52 UTC
1 point
3 comments1 min readLW link

What We Owe to Ourselves

eapache11 Apr 2020 1:34 UTC
21 points
8 comments7 min readLW link

What is Your Goal Hive?

Hivewired13 Apr 2020 17:51 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

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] The Sa­mu­rai and the Daimyo: A Use­ful Dy­namic?

Hivewired13 Apr 2020 22:38 UTC
35 points
10 comments2 min readLW link

One Hun­dred Billion Chil­dren’s Sky

Hivewired14 Apr 2020 16:33 UTC
19 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

Scrap­ing web­sites cur­rently free due to coronavirus

emmab14 Apr 2020 7:37 UTC
15 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The World Ac­cord­ing to Do­minic Cummings

Chris_Leong14 Apr 2020 5:05 UTC
49 points
10 comments7 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
41 points
35 comments12 min readLW link

Dem­i­na­tal­ist To­tal Utilitarianism

Vanessa Kosoy16 Apr 2020 15:53 UTC
51 points
49 comments5 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

Database of ex­is­ten­tial risk estimates

MichaelA20 Apr 2020 1:08 UTC
21 points
1 comment5 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

Thoughts on the Sin­gu­lar­ity In­sti­tute (SI)

HoldenKarnofsky11 May 2012 4:31 UTC
324 points
1,287 comments29 min readLW link

Act of Charity

jessicata17 Nov 2018 5:19 UTC
173 points
49 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

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

yamar6922 Apr 2020 16:28 UTC
6 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

Is ethics a memetic trap ?

George23 Apr 2020 10:49 UTC
6 points
6 comments6 min readLW link
(blog.cerebralab.com)

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

Would Your Real Prefer­ences Please Stand Up?

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

[Question] For­bid­den Technology

lsusr25 Apr 2020 7:20 UTC
22 points
21 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
1 comment6 min readLW link

Emer­gency Cen­tral Planning

jefftk28 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

MakoYass28 Apr 2020 7:44 UTC
5 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

How Effi­cient is the Char­i­ta­ble Mar­ket?

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

Melt­ing democracy

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

Prolong­ing life is about the op­tion­al­ity, not about the immortality

George1 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
2 comments1 min readLW link

[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

Kids and Mo­ral Agency

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

Help im­prove rea­son­ing eval­u­a­tion in in­tel­li­gence organisations

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

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

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

Re: Some Heroes

lsusr12 May 2020 9:30 UTC
35 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Sub­space optima

Chris van Merwijk15 May 2020 12:38 UTC
49 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

The EMH Aten’t Dead

Richard Meadows15 May 2020 20:44 UTC
171 points
85 comments19 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

Allow­ing Ex­ploita­bil­ity in Game Theory

Liam Goddard17 May 2020 23:19 UTC
2 points
4 comments2 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?

lahwran20 May 2020 1:02 UTC
6 points
5 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)

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

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

One sys­temic failure in particular

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

Our Need for Need

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

Trust-Build­ing: The New Ra­tion­al­ity Project

AllAmericanBreakfast28 May 2020 22:53 UTC
39 points
15 comments2 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)

[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
46 points
29 comments2 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

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

Hazard8 Jun 2020 19:00 UTC
23 points
46 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
176 points
29 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

[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

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

JoshuaFox13 Jun 2020 18:34 UTC
28 points
1 comment1 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

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

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

[Question] Col­lab­o­ra­tors for Effec­tive Th­e­sis pro­ject wanted

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

[not on­go­ing] Thoughts on Pro­por­tional vot­ing methods

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

[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
18 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

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
118 points
17 comments5 min readLW link

The Illu­sion of Eth­i­cal Progress

lsusr28 Jun 2020 9:33 UTC
−1 points
40 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)

Nash Equil­ibria and Schel­ling Points

Scott Alexander29 Jun 2012 2:06 UTC
92 points
82 comments7 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

G Gordon Worley III2 Jan 2020 22:58 UTC
60 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

Sur­vival in the im­moral maze of college

AllAmericanBreakfast8 Jul 2020 21:27 UTC
44 points
12 comments6 min readLW link

Sport­ing vs. Herd­ing: two styles of discourse

Suspended Reason25 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?

ChristianKl9 Jul 2020 12:05 UTC
11 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

AI Re­search Con­sid­er­a­tions for Hu­man Ex­is­ten­tial Safety (ARCHES)

habryka9 Jul 2020 2:49 UTC
60 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(arxiv.org)

Guided By The Beauty Of Our Weapons

Scott Alexander24 Mar 2017 4:33 UTC
40 points
4 comments19 min readLW link

Archipelago and Atomic Communitarianism

Scott Alexander7 Jun 2014 16:44 UTC
12 points
1 comment22 min readLW link

Against ac­cus­ing peo­ple of motte and bailey

Kaj_Sotala3 Jun 2018 21:31 UTC
39 points
14 comments4 min readLW link

Effec­tive Altru­ism Book Re­view: Rad­i­cal Abun­dance (Nan­otech­nol­ogy)

Isnasene14 Oct 2018 23:57 UTC
45 points
5 comments19 min readLW link

As Few As Possible

Decius10 Jul 2020 4:37 UTC
1 point
13 comments2 min readLW link

Your Pri­ori­ti­za­tion is Underspecified

romeostevensit10 Jul 2020 20:48 UTC
74 points
11 comments5 min readLW link

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

Kaj_Sotala20 Jun 2017 12:34 UTC
30 points
107 comments1 min readLW link
(foundational-research.org)

Ureshiku Naritai

Alicorn8 Apr 2010 20:08 UTC
180 points
154 comments6 min readLW link

Op­ti­miz­ing Fuzzies And Utilons: The Altru­ism Chip Jar

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

The Library of Scott Alexandria

Rob Bensinger14 Sep 2015 1:38 UTC
103 points
33 comments7 min readLW link

Could some­one please start a bright home light­ing com­pany?

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

[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

How to Save the World

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

Thiel on Progress and Stagnation

Richard_Ngo20 Jul 2020 20:27 UTC
151 points
30 comments11 min readLW link
(docs.google.com)

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

AllAmericanBreakfast20 Jul 2020 18:27 UTC
14 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Be impatient

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

No Ul­ti­mate Goal and a Small Ex­is­ten­tial Crisis

elriggs24 Jul 2020 18:39 UTC
10 points
23 comments3 min readLW link

Con­straints from nat­u­ral­ized ethics.

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

As­set Prices Con­sis­tently Vio­late Effi­cient Mar­ket Hypothesis

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

[Question] Billion­aire Economics

Virgil Kurkjian28 Jul 2020 3:01 UTC
16 points
30 comments1 min readLW link

Reread­ing At­las Shrugged

Vaniver28 Jul 2020 18:54 UTC
125 points
27 comments13 min readLW link

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

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

Fix­ing sci­ence via a ba­sic income

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

The fun­nel of hu­man experience

eukaryote10 Oct 2018 2:46 UTC
82 points
33 comments3 min readLW link
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

[Question] Can you gain weird­ness points?

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

“Now here’s why I’m punch­ing you...”

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

Light­ness and Unease

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

Gen­er­al­ized Effi­cient Mar­kets in Poli­ti­cal Power

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

The Su­per­star Effect

adamzerner3 Jan 2015 6:11 UTC
12 points
53 comments6 min readLW link

Nega­tive and Pos­i­tive Selection

alyssavance6 Jul 2012 1:34 UTC
125 points
262 comments3 min readLW link

Tear­ing down the Ch­ester­ton’s Fence principle

AllAmericanBreakfast2 Aug 2020 4:56 UTC
33 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

To­tal horse takeover

KatjaGrace5 Nov 2019 0:10 UTC
80 points
14 comments6 min readLW link2 nominations1 review
(meteuphoric.com)

Team Co­he­sion and Ex­clu­sion­ary Egalitarianism

lionhearted17 Sep 2018 4:48 UTC
31 points
6 comments7 min readLW link

Con­sid­er­a­tions on Cryonics

niplav3 Aug 2020 17:30 UTC
42 points
7 comments28 min readLW link

Healthy Competition

Raemon20 Oct 2019 20:55 UTC
54 points
13 comments2 min readLW link2 nominations1 review

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

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

What is filling the hole left by re­li­gion?

Philip Dhingra4 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

Burch’s Law

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

High Challenge

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Dec 2008 0:51 UTC
46 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 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
3 points
3 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

On sav­ing the world

So8res30 Jan 2014 20:00 UTC
170 points
169 comments16 min readLW link

Ex­is­ten­tial Risk is a sin­gle category

Rafael Harth9 Aug 2020 17:47 UTC
24 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
48 points
649 comments12 min readLW link

To Spread Science, Keep It Secret

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Mar 2008 5:47 UTC
60 points
48 comments4 min readLW link

You Need More Money

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

[Question] Utility func­tions with­out a maximum

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

The Case for Education

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

The Best Ed­u­ca­tional In­sti­tu­tion in the World

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

How to Lose a Fair Game

gilch14 Aug 2020 18:41 UTC
24 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
58 points
27 comments3 min readLW link

Tomb­stone Men­tal­ity

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

Re­peat Un­til Broke

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

Op­ti­mal Philan­thropy for Hu­man Beings

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

The Wrong Side of Risk

gilch16 Aug 2020 3:50 UTC
13 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)

Long Now, and Cul­ture vs Artifacts

Raemon3 Feb 2020 21:49 UTC
25 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

Sto­ries About Academia

Ben Pace2 Sep 2019 18:40 UTC
32 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
111 comments8 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)

An at­tempt to list out my core val­ues and virtues

Ruby9 Jun 2019 20:02 UTC
26 points
1 comment7 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
22 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

Nice Things

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

Utilons vs. Hedons

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

Public Choice and the Altru­ist’s Burden

Roko22 Jul 2010 21:34 UTC
32 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
102 comments11 min readLW link

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

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

Mar­ket Misconceptions

gilch20 Aug 2020 4:46 UTC
18 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

What makes a good cul­ture?

toonalfrink5 Feb 2019 13:31 UTC
29 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

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

Ruby23 Aug 2020 5:13 UTC
70 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

Chart­ing Is Mostly Superstition

gilch23 Aug 2020 20:26 UTC
29 points
12 comments7 min readLW link

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?

MakoYass24 Aug 2020 1:18 UTC
10 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

The Best Toy In The Park

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

Are We Right about How Effec­tive Mock­ery Is?

Ronny27 Aug 2020 10:48 UTC
44 points
13 comments9 min readLW link

[Question] Thoughts on Neu­ral­ink up­date?

NoUsernameSelected29 Aug 2020 22:59 UTC
13 points
6 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

Rus­sian x-risks newslet­ter Sum­mer 2020

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

The ethics of breed­ing to kill

George6 Sep 2020 20:12 UTC
−3 points
24 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)

Loneli­ness and the para­dox of choice

AllAmericanBreakfast9 Sep 2020 16:30 UTC
16 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

On Ch­ester­ton’s Fence

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

[Question] So­cial Cap­i­tal Paradoxes

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

Com­par­a­tive ad­van­tage and when to blow up your island

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

Progress: Fluke or trend?

jasoncrawford13 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?

eapache14 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?

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

The Ax­iolog­i­cal Treadmill

eapache15 Sep 2020 18:36 UTC
6 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_Roy18 Sep 2020 4:05 UTC
6 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Ex­pan­sive trans­la­tions: con­sid­er­a­tions and possibilities

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

Against Victimhood

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

[Question] Fore­cast­ing Thread: Ex­is­ten­tial Risk

Amandango22 Sep 2020 3:44 UTC
42 points
40 comments2 min readLW link

Honor­ing Petrov Day on LessWrong, in 2020

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

Petrov Day is not about unilat­eral action

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

Distributed pub­lic goods provision

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

[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

How to not be an alarmist

AllAmericanBreakfast30 Sep 2020 21:35 UTC
8 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Weird Things About Money

abramdemski3 Oct 2020 17:13 UTC
71 points
31 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
41 points
4 comments13 min readLW link

The Rise and Fall of Amer­i­can Growth: A summary

jasoncrawford5 Oct 2020 21:41 UTC
57 points
9 comments11 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Forc­ing Freedom

vlad.proex6 Oct 2020 18:15 UTC
42 points
14 comments7 min readLW link

Open Com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the Days of Mal­i­cious On­line Actors

ozziegooen7 Oct 2020 16:30 UTC
20 points
11 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
5 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
73 points
46 comments3 min readLW link

Re­view and Sum­mary of ‘Mo­ral Uncer­tainty’

fin7 Oct 2020 17:52 UTC
11 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(www.finmoorhouse.com)

Sor­ti­tion Model of Mo­ral Uncertainty

Bob Jacobs8 Oct 2020 17:44 UTC
9 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Up­side de­cay—why some peo­ple never get lucky

brianlui8 Oct 2020 8:45 UTC
37 points
13 comments5 min readLW link

[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
2 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Is liber­tar­i­anism un­sus­tain­able? Why?

Vishrut Arya10 Oct 2020 2:09 UTC
2 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How much to worry about the US elec­tion un­rest?

AspiringRationalist12 Oct 2020 3:39 UTC
23 points
23 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)

[Question] Have the lock­downs been worth it?

12 Oct 2020 23:35 UTC
70 points
32 comments1 min readLW link

Tech­nol­ogy and its side effects

jasoncrawford13 Oct 2020 20:07 UTC
17 points
3 comments3 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

[Question] Liber­tar­i­anism, Ne­oliber­al­ism and Med­i­care for All?

Logan Zoellner14 Oct 2020 21:06 UTC
5 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

Elec­tion Preparation

jefftk15 Oct 2020 20:30 UTC
18 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

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] Could we use recom­mender sys­tems to figure out hu­man val­ues?

Olga Babeeva20 Oct 2020 21:35 UTC
7 points
0 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?

AllAmericanBreakfast21 Oct 2020 23:04 UTC
11 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

The bads of ads

KatjaGrace23 Oct 2020 5:50 UTC
94 points
37 comments2 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.com)

[Question] Should we use qual­ifiers in speech?

adamzerner23 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

(How) should we pur­sue hu­man longevity?

Milan Cvitkovic24 Oct 2020 19:13 UTC
21 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

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
19 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] What risks con­cern you which don’t seem to have been se­ri­ously con­sid­ered by the com­mu­nity?

plex28 Oct 2020 18:27 UTC
5 points
34 comments1 min readLW link

AI risk hub in Sin­ga­pore?

Daniel Kokotajlo29 Oct 2020 11:45 UTC
50 points
18 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] What are good elec­tion bet­ting op­por­tu­ni­ties?

Scott Garrabrant29 Oct 2020 7:19 UTC
32 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

Notes on Compassion

David_Gross1 Nov 2020 19:10 UTC
20 points
2 comments17 min readLW link

Fore­cast­ing Newslet­ter: Oc­to­ber 2020.

NunoSempere1 Nov 2020 13:09 UTC
10 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Should stu­dents be al­lowed to give good teach­ers a bonus?

AllAmericanBreakfast2 Nov 2020 0:19 UTC
25 points
28 comments2 min readLW link

Sur­face Thoughts Suck

Dach2 Nov 2020 13:24 UTC
4 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

Notes on Piety

David_Gross4 Nov 2020 1:35 UTC
5 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Notes on Jus­tice (as a virtue)

David_Gross5 Nov 2020 20:27 UTC
3 points
4 comments9 min readLW link

The Schel­ling Choice is “Rab­bit”, not “Stag”

Raemon8 Jun 2019 0:24 UTC
126 points
53 comments12 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews

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

landfish7 Nov 2020 5:42 UTC
92 points
36 comments11 min readLW link

When Hind­sight Isn’t 20/​20: In­cen­tive De­sign With Im­perfect Credit Allocation

johnswentworth8 Nov 2020 19:16 UTC
61 points
21 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] Is cor­rup­tion a valuable an­ti­dote to over­reg­u­la­tion?

ChristianKl8 Nov 2020 12:15 UTC
17 points
23 comments1 min readLW link

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
41 points
17 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] What Would Ad­vanced So­cial Tech­nol­ogy Look Like?

johnswentworth10 Nov 2020 17:55 UTC
43 points
44 comments1 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
53 points
13 comments11 min readLW link

Why those who care about catas­trophic and ex­is­ten­tial risk should care about au­tonomous weapons

aaguirre11 Nov 2020 15:22 UTC
51 points
20 comments19 min readLW link

How can we lobby to get a vac­cine dis­tributed faster?

rockthecasbah11 Nov 2020 21:01 UTC
7 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What are Ex­am­ples of Great Distil­lers?

adamShimi12 Nov 2020 14:09 UTC
32 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

Book re­view: Age Later

PeterMcCluskey27 Oct 2020 4:21 UTC
27 points
3 comments4 min readLW link
(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

Be­ware Ex­per­i­ments Without Evaluation

Davis_Kingsley15 Nov 2020 8:18 UTC
73 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

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

Jsevillamol15 Nov 2020 18:37 UTC
53 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Ex­tor­tion beats brinks­man­ship, but the au­di­ence matters

Stuart_Armstrong16 Nov 2020 21:13 UTC
27 points
15 comments4 min readLW link

Notes on Honor

David_Gross17 Nov 2020 5:25 UTC
18 points
4 comments8 min readLW link

Thoughts on Vot­ing Methods

abramdemski17 Nov 2020 20:23 UTC
60 points
24 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] What would a world of wide­spread statis­ti­cal nu­mer­acy look like?

Pontor18 Nov 2020 16:23 UTC
5 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Com­par­a­tive Ad­van­tage Intuition

arxhy18 Nov 2020 1:23 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Sunzi’s《Meth­ods of War》- Introduction

lsusr18 Nov 2020 8:23 UTC
48 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

Normativity

abramdemski18 Nov 2020 16:52 UTC
46 points
11 comments9 min readLW link

2020 Elec­tion: Pre­dic­tion Mar­kets ver­sus Pol­ling/​Model­ing Assess­ment and Postmortem

Zvi18 Nov 2020 23:00 UTC
71 points
17 comments20 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Sunzi’s《Meth­ods of War》- War

lsusr19 Nov 2020 3:06 UTC
40 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How do you eval­u­ate whether a $500 dona­tion to a pro­ject that you know well is a good idea?

ChristianKl19 Nov 2020 12:42 UTC
34 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Per­sua­sion Tools: AI takeover with­out AGI or agency?

Daniel Kokotajlo20 Nov 2020 16:54 UTC
55 points
14 comments11 min readLW link

Epistemic Progress

ozziegooen20 Nov 2020 19:58 UTC
49 points
15 comments5 min readLW link

It’s not eco­nom­i­cally in­effi­cient for a UBI to re­duce re­cip­i­ent’s employment

paulfchristiano22 Nov 2020 16:40 UTC
82 points
60 comments4 min readLW link
(sideways-view.com)

Man­i­festo of the Silent Minority

lsusr24 Nov 2020 5:30 UTC
42 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

Com­pet­i­tive Ethics

Milan Cvitkovic24 Nov 2020 1:06 UTC
10 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Trans­par­ent Technologies

lsusr25 Nov 2020 2:19 UTC
26 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Squig­gle: Tech­ni­cal Overview

ozziegooen25 Nov 2020 20:51 UTC
17 points
2 comments9 min readLW link

Nash Score for Vot­ing Techniques

abramdemski26 Nov 2020 19:29 UTC
19 points
5 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
18 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Can prefer­ence falsifi­ca­tion be re­duced with Ring Sig­na­tures?

mike_hawke29 Nov 2020 20:53 UTC
13 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Giv­ing Tues­day 2020

jefftk30 Nov 2020 22:30 UTC
28 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Non-Book Re­view: Pat­terns of Conflict

johnswentworth30 Nov 2020 21:05 UTC
33 points
2 comments7 min readLW link

Eth2 Stak­ing ex­plained as a Fi­nan­cial Instrument

Annapurna2 Dec 2020 3:33 UTC
18 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Are in­dex funds still a good in­vest­ment?

Kaj_Sotala2 Dec 2020 21:31 UTC
37 points
25 comments1 min readLW link

Philo­soph­i­cal Jus­tifi­ca­tions for Torture

ike3 Dec 2020 22:14 UTC
−3 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

Anti-EMH Ev­i­dence (and a plea for help)

Wei_Dai5 Dec 2020 18:29 UTC
91 points
42 comments5 min readLW link

AI Prob­lems Shared by Non-AI Systems

VojtaKovarik5 Dec 2020 22:15 UTC
7 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

Hu­man Ge­netic Eng­ineer­ing: In­creas­ing Intelligence

GeneSmith5 Dec 2020 22:06 UTC
28 points
5 comments10 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

Toward A Cul­ture of Persuasion

AllAmericanBreakfast7 Dec 2020 2:42 UTC
17 points
14 comments6 min readLW link

The Costs of Reliability

sarahconstantin20 Jul 2019 1:20 UTC
140 points
12 comments3 min readLW link2 nominations2 reviews
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Parable of the Dammed

johnswentworth10 Dec 2020 0:08 UTC
100 points
27 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What tech­nolo­gies could cause world GDP dou­bling times to be <8 years?

Daniel Kokotajlo10 Dec 2020 15:34 UTC
42 points
44 comments1 min readLW link

Men­tal Blin­ders from Work­ing Within Systems

abramdemski10 Dec 2020 19:09 UTC
53 points
20 comments3 min readLW link

Epistemic Warfare

Gentzel11 Dec 2020 3:50 UTC
55 points
22 comments2 min readLW link
(theconsequentialist.wordpress.com)

Death Pos­i­tive Movement

lejuletre11 Dec 2020 18:29 UTC
23 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

The Good Life Quantified

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

The Flynn Effect Clarified

PeterMcCluskey12 Dec 2020 5:18 UTC
33 points
2 comments4 min readLW link
(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

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

To listen well, get curious

benkuhn13 Dec 2020 0:20 UTC
261 points
37 comments4 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

Why quan­ti­ta­tive meth­ods are heartwarming

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

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

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

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)

What is it good for? But ac­tu­ally?

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

No, Newspeak Won’t Make You Stupid

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

We des­per­ately need to talk more about hu­man challenge tri­als.

AllAmericanBreakfast19 Dec 2020 10:00 UTC
28 points
25 comments4 min readLW link

Grat­i­tude: Data and Anecdata

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

Sec­u­lar Sols­tice 2020

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

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

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

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

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

[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

When life was liter­ally full of crap

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

Whole­hearted choices and “moral­ity as taxes”

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

Mo­ral moralizing

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

Sunzi’s《Meth­ods of War》- Plan­ning Attacks

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

Mo­ral in­tu­itions are sur­pris­ingly variable

Bob Baker26 Dec 2020 19:50 UTC
21 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Cog­ni­tive mis­takes I’ve made about COVID-19

DanielFilan27 Dec 2020 0:50 UTC
45 points
3 comments2 min readLW link
(danielfilan.com)

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

The Perver­sity of High Standards

SocratesDissatisfied27 Dec 2020 14:37 UTC
19 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

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

Raemon29 Dec 2020 2:37 UTC
58 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

Stock mar­ket hints for 2021 from past crashes

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

SpaceX will have mas­sive im­pact in the next decade

ChristianKl31 Dec 2020 1:04 UTC
35 points
30 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

Thoughts on be­ing mortal

Joe Carlsmith1 Jan 2021 19:17 UTC
73 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

The de­spair of nor­ma­tive re­al­ism bot

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

The Na­tional Defense Autho­riza­tion Act Con­tains AI Provisions

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

On Mean­ing and Machines

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

The Rube Gold­berg Ma­chine of Morality

AllAmericanBreakfast6 Jan 2021 20:24 UTC
11 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

Les­sons from “The Book of My Life”

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

Change My View: In­cum­bent re­li­gions still get too much leeway

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

[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

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

Why not? potato chips in a box edition

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

Prac­ti­cal post on 4 #ProRep meth­ods (Pro­por­tional Rep­re­sen­ta­tion)

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

The Case for a Jour­nal of AI Alignment

adamShimi9 Jan 2021 18:13 UTC
42 points
29 comments4 min readLW link

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

adamzerner10 Jan 2021 6:54 UTC
17 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Shouldn’t it mat­ter to the vic­tim?

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

Effi­ciency Wages: A Dou­ble-Edged Sword

aaronb5011 Jan 2021 4:43 UTC
6 points
7 comments5 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

#2: Neu­ro­cry­op­reser­va­tion vs whole-body preservation

13 Jan 2021 1:18 UTC
52 points
12 comments12 min readLW link

The im­pact merge

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

What is the cur­rency of the fu­ture? 5 sug­ges­tions.

ViktorThink13 Jan 2021 21:10 UTC
16 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

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

Felix Karg14 Jan 2021 11:43 UTC
2 points
8 comments1 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] What char­i­ties can I donate to for pre­vent­ing an­other pan­demic?

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

The Fu­ture of Biolog­i­cal Warfare

lsusr15 Jan 2021 21:47 UTC
20 points
5 comments4 min readLW link

Ci­ti­zen­ship in a Republic

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

[Question] How do you mea­sure con­for­mity?

lsusr17 Jan 2021 9:35 UTC
11 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Any­one know of are some pub­li­cly traded cul­tured meat stocks?

nomiddlename18 Jan 2021 18:12 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

Ac­tu­ally pos­si­ble: thoughts on Utopia

Joe Carlsmith18 Jan 2021 8:27 UTC
69 points
2 comments13 min readLW link

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)

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
38 points
0 comments6 min readLW link

For Bet­ter Com­ment­ing, Avoid PONDS

AllAmericanBreakfast20 Jan 2021 1:11 UTC
63 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

A few thought on the in­ner ring

KatjaGrace21 Jan 2021 3:40 UTC
58 points
21 comments4 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

A Sim­ple Ethics Model

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

Ex­er­cise: Ta­boo “Should”

johnswentworth22 Jan 2021 21:02 UTC
87 points
24 comments9 min readLW link

#4: In­tro­duc­tion to life in­surance for cryonics

mingyuan22 Jan 2021 20:58 UTC
41 points
5 comments6 min readLW link

Help your ri­vals when they are numerous

lsusr22 Jan 2021 20:51 UTC
26 points
3 comments1 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

Reflec­tions on “Psy­cho-Pass”

lsusr22 Jan 2021 9:41 UTC
19 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

What if we all just stayed at home and didn’t get covid for two weeks?

KatjaGrace22 Jan 2021 9:10 UTC
37 points
12 comments3 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Ap­pen­dices to cry­on­ics signup sequence

mingyuan22 Jan 2021 6:40 UTC
26 points
5 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

Lifelong investments

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

Who should you ex­pect to spend your life with?

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

Tech­nolog­i­cal stag­na­tion: Why I came around

jasoncrawford23 Jan 2021 22:05 UTC
161 points
73 comments8 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

[Question] Rea­sons against anti-aging

Mark Miro24 Jan 2021 20:33 UTC
−5 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Reve­la­tion and mathematics

George25 Jan 2021 12:26 UTC
5 points
4 comments5 min readLW link
(cerebralab.com)

New Empty Units

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

Si­mu­lacrum 3 As Stag-Hunt Strategy

johnswentworth26 Jan 2021 19:40 UTC
134 points
28 comments4 min readLW link

#4.3: Cry­on­ics-friendly in­surance agents

mingyuan27 Jan 2021 21:13 UTC
29 points
0 comments6 min readLW link

#4.2: Cry­on­ics-friendly life in­surance carriers

mingyuan27 Jan 2021 21:05 UTC
30 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

A study on air puri­fiers and birth weight

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

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

George27 Jan 2021 14:14 UTC
11 points
48 comments1 min readLW link

The Up­per Limit of Value

Davidmanheim27 Jan 2021 14:13 UTC
39 points
24 comments3 min readLW link

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

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

Un­pop­u­lar­ity of efficiency

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

Round­about Strategy

NicholasKross28 Jan 2021 0:44 UTC
6 points
0 comments8 min readLW link
(www.thinkingmuchbetter.com)

Dumb Di­chotomies in Ethics, Part 1: In­ten­tions vs Consequences

aaronb5029 Jan 2021 3:49 UTC
19 points
11 comments3 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.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)

[Question] Lean Startup Read­ing Com­pre­hen­sion Quiz

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

Links for Jan­uary 2021

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

Self-Crit­i­cism Can Be Wrong And Harmful

AllAmericanBreakfast1 Feb 2021 1:07 UTC
12 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

The World is Full of Wasted Motion

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

[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

Creat­ing A Kick­starter for Co­or­di­nated Action

Lumpyproletariat3 Feb 2021 4:57 UTC
12 points
11 comments9 min readLW link

Speak­ing of the effi­ciency of utopia

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

[Question] Early ca­reer choices to max­imise learn­ing?

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

[Question] Why are clini­cal tri­als so ex­pen­sive?

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

The Story of the Reichstag

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

Creat­ing AGI Safety Interlocks

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

Learn­ing Nor­ma­tivity: Language

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

Bring Back Free-Flow Valves

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

Mas­sive consequences

KatjaGrace7 Feb 2021 5:30 UTC
21 points
15 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Why I Am Not in Charge

Zvi7 Feb 2021 18:20 UTC
139 points
22 comments25 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

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

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

Killing the ants

Joe Carlsmith7 Feb 2021 23:17 UTC
49 points
27 comments8 min readLW link

We Need Browsers as Platforms

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

In bal­ance and flux

KatjaGrace11 Feb 2021 15:40 UTC
13 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Your Cheer­ful Price

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Feb 2021 5:41 UTC
198 points
76 comments17 min readLW link

Ap­ply to Effec­tive Altru­ism Funds now

Jonas Vollmer13 Feb 2021 13:36 UTC
24 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

Things a Katja-so­ciety might try (Part 2)

KatjaGrace13 Feb 2021 9:20 UTC
14 points
3 comments2 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

The Eco­nomics of Media

lsusr13 Feb 2021 23:11 UTC
61 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

The ecol­ogy of conviction

KatjaGrace14 Feb 2021 1:30 UTC
29 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

“PR” is cor­ro­sive; “rep­u­ta­tion” is not.

AnnaSalamon14 Feb 2021 3:32 UTC
222 points
86 comments2 min readLW link

Notes on Hen­rich’s “The WEIRDest Peo­ple in the World” (2020)

MichaelA14 Feb 2021 8:40 UTC
15 points
0 comments8 min readLW link

The Fu­ture of Nu­clear Arms Con­trol?

Gentzel15 Feb 2021 1:50 UTC
27 points
13 comments6 min readLW link
(theconsequentialist.wordpress.com)

The Me­dian is Less than the Average

lsusr15 Feb 2021 2:28 UTC
22 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

Con­tact with reality

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

Notes on Amiability

David_Gross15 Feb 2021 19:34 UTC
13 points
9 comments6 min readLW link

Semaglu­tide is cool, but no one wants to talk about b. an­i­malis ssp. lac­tis?

CraigMichael15 Feb 2021 9:50 UTC
20 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Math­e­mat­i­cal Models of Progress?

abramdemski16 Feb 2021 0:21 UTC
28 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

The Mean­ing That Im­mor­tal­ity Gives to Life

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Oct 2007 3:02 UTC
51 points
8 comments4 min readLW link

Re­mem­ber that to value some­thing in­finitely is usu­ally to give it a finite dol­lar value

KatjaGrace16 Feb 2021 6:40 UTC
24 points
10 comments3 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Don’t en­courage pris­on­ers dilemmas

Yair Halberstadt16 Feb 2021 6:33 UTC
8 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Se­cond Ci­ti­zen­ships, Res­i­den­cies, and/​or Tem­po­rary Relocation

Josh Jacobson16 Feb 2021 19:24 UTC
72 points
31 comments39 min readLW link

[Question] Are we pre­pared for So­lar Storms?

Self-Embedded Agent17 Feb 2021 15:38 UTC
21 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

The Ul­ti­ma­tum Game

thetwelve18 Feb 2021 18:36 UTC
12 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

Ex­pe­ri­en­tial­ist The­o­ries of Well-Being

andzuck19 Feb 2021 22:04 UTC
16 points
1 comment11 min readLW link

Us­ing Bet­ting Mar­kets to Make Decisions

pku19 Feb 2021 19:39 UTC
8 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Oliver Sipple

KatjaGrace19 Feb 2021 7:00 UTC
102 points
12 comments2 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

The Glory Sys­tem: A Model For Mo­ral Cur­rency And Distributed Self-Moderation

Darklight19 Feb 2021 16:42 UTC
5 points
16 comments3 min readLW link

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)

On the Na­ture of Reputation

Martin Sustrik20 Feb 2021 12:50 UTC
16 points
2 comments9 min readLW link

Coffee trucks: a brilli­ant idea that some­one should do?

KatjaGrace20 Feb 2021 7:50 UTC
17 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Utili­tar­ian dop­pel­gangers vs. mak­ing ev­ery­thing smell like bananas

Rob Bensinger20 Feb 2021 23:57 UTC
22 points
11 comments3 min readLW link

Prin­ci­ples of Agile Rationalism

AllAmericanBreakfast21 Feb 2021 1:47 UTC
12 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What are the most pow­er­ful lo­tuses?

ForensicOceanography20 Feb 2021 19:05 UTC
12 points
44 comments1 min readLW link

Re­marks on moral­ity, shud­der­ing, judg­ing, friend­ship and the law

KatjaGrace21 Feb 2021 8:10 UTC
22 points
1 comment4 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

[Cer­e­mony In­tro + ] Darkness

Ruby21 Feb 2021 18:06 UTC
23 points
0 comments4 min readLW link
(mindingourway.com)

In­tro to the Wed­ding Sequence

Ruby21 Feb 2021 18:06 UTC
52 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Ex­po­nen­tial growth is the baseline

jasoncrawford22 Feb 2021 2:08 UTC
27 points
2 comments6 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

I’m a 19-year-old Ter­mi­nal Pa­tient. Med­i­cal Brain Preser­va­tion Should not be Difficult to Dis­cuss or Adopt

oge23 Feb 2021 0:42 UTC
36 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(www.brainpreservation.org)

Kelly isn’t (just) about log­a­r­ith­mic utility

SimonM23 Feb 2021 12:12 UTC
34 points
39 comments4 min readLW link

The Gran­d­est Vi­sion for Hu­man­ity (Light)

Ruby24 Feb 2021 7:15 UTC
27 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
(hackernoon.com)

Men­tor­ship, Man­age­ment, and Mys­te­ri­ous Old Wizards

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

Above the Narrative

Jacob Falkovich25 Feb 2021 4:37 UTC
20 points
12 comments7 min readLW link

Texas Freeze Ret­ro­spec­tive & Emer­gency Plan­ning (Non-Tex­ans Wel­come!)

jchan25 Feb 2021 0:05 UTC
2 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Never Go Full Kelly

SimonM25 Feb 2021 12:53 UTC
32 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

What is the VIX?

Annapurna26 Feb 2021 1:05 UTC
21 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] “New EA cause area: vot­ing”; or, “what’s wrong with this calcu­la­tion?”

Optimization Process26 Feb 2021 16:50 UTC
18 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Can you be 100% con­fi­dent in your moral be­liefs?

MaxG27 Feb 2021 0:23 UTC
3 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Rus­sian x-risks newslet­ter win­ter 2020-2021: free vac­cines for for­eign­ers, bird flu out­break, one more nu­clear near-miss in the past and one now, new AGI in­sti­tute.

avturchin1 Mar 2021 16:35 UTC
14 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Pro­gres­sive avant-gardes

ForensicOceanography1 Mar 2021 11:19 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Sub­jec­tivism and moral authority

Joe Carlsmith1 Mar 2021 9:02 UTC
21 points
4 comments14 min readLW link

Links for Feb 2021

ike1 Mar 2021 5:13 UTC
6 points
0 comments6 min readLW link
(misinfounderload.substack.com)

Take­aways from one year of lockdown

mingyuan1 Mar 2021 3:53 UTC
187 points
85 comments6 min readLW link

When I left Google

jefftk28 Feb 2021 21:40 UTC
10 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

02/​28/​2021 - Myan­mar Diaries; Context

rockthecasbah28 Feb 2021 20:00 UTC
33 points
7 comments5 min readLW link

Fun with +12 OOMs of Compute

Daniel Kokotajlo1 Mar 2021 13:30 UTC
130 points
64 comments12 min readLW link

A whirlwind tour of Ethereum finance

cata2 Mar 2021 9:36 UTC
199 points
52 comments11 min readLW link

A For­mula for the Value of Ex­is­ten­tial Risk Reduction

harsimony2 Mar 2021 18:54 UTC
1 point
0 comments4 min readLW link
(harsimony.wordpress.com)

Texas Freeze Ret­ro­spec­tive: meetup notes

jchan3 Mar 2021 14:48 UTC
56 points
6 comments11 min readLW link

Thoughts On Computronium

Darklight3 Mar 2021 21:52 UTC
5 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Limits of Giving

jefftk4 Mar 2021 2:20 UTC
17 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Some re­cent in­ter­views with AI/​math lu­mi­nar­ies.

fowlertm4 Mar 2021 1:26 UTC
0 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Grabby aliens and Zoo hy­poth­e­sis

avturchin4 Mar 2021 13:03 UTC
8 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Take­aways from the In­tel­li­gence Ris­ing RPG

5 Mar 2021 10:27 UTC
48 points
8 comments12 min readLW link

Why Selec­tive Breed­ing is a Bad Way to do Ge­netic Engineering

GeneSmith5 Mar 2021 2:30 UTC
10 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What eth­i­cal thought ex­per­i­ments can be re­versed?

Mati_Roy6 Mar 2021 15:12 UTC
12 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

Thoughts on the Repug­nant Conclusion

Bjartur Tómas7 Mar 2021 19:00 UTC
6 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Teach­ing to Compromise

Martin Sustrik7 Mar 2021 13:57 UTC
14 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Care and demandingness

Joe Carlsmith8 Mar 2021 7:03 UTC
25 points
10 comments11 min readLW link

Even In­fla­tion­ary Cur­ren­cies Should Have Fixed To­tal Supply

MikkW10 Mar 2021 5:41 UTC
0 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What is the low hang­ing fruit of things we could be do­ing to im­prove so­ciety?

davidgasquez10 Mar 2021 13:03 UTC
5 points
41 comments1 min readLW link

Re­s­olu­tions to the Challenge of Re­solv­ing Forecasts

Davidmanheim11 Mar 2021 19:08 UTC
56 points
13 comments5 min readLW link

Killing Moloch with “Nudge tech”?

nathanlippi11 Mar 2021 20:28 UTC
0 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Ri­gor­ous poli­ti­cal sci­ence?

abramdemski12 Mar 2021 15:30 UTC
23 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

How I come up with ideas

lsusr12 Mar 2021 9:01 UTC
37 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

My at­tempt to find the mean­ing of existence

PeterL13 Mar 2021 17:13 UTC
4 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Ex­ploit­ing Crypto Pre­dic­tion Mar­kets for Fun and Profit

Srdjan Miletic13 Mar 2021 2:31 UTC
30 points
25 comments5 min readLW link

Direct effects mat­ter!

aaronb5014 Mar 2021 4:33 UTC
91 points
25 comments5 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

Phys­i­cal­ism im­plies ex­pe­rience never dies. So what am I go­ing to ex­pe­rience af­ter it does?

Szymon Kucharski14 Mar 2021 14:45 UTC
−5 points
0 comments30 min readLW link

The non-cen­tral fal­lacy and Law

ThomasMore14 Mar 2021 15:09 UTC
1 point
0 comments4 min readLW link

AI x-risk re­duc­tion: why I chose academia over industry

capybaralet14 Mar 2021 17:25 UTC
52 points
13 comments3 min readLW link

Pre­dic­tions for fu­ture dis­po­si­tions to­ward Twitter

mike_hawke14 Mar 2021 22:10 UTC
14 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Against neu­tral­ity about cre­at­ing happy lives

Joe Carlsmith15 Mar 2021 1:55 UTC
36 points
6 comments11 min readLW link

Clubhouse

lsusr15 Mar 2021 3:38 UTC
41 points
34 comments4 min readLW link

Can an econ­omy keep on grow­ing?

invertedpassion16 Mar 2021 9:55 UTC
0 points
12 comments6 min readLW link

An An­tropic Ar­gu­ment for Post-sin­gu­lar­ity Antinatalism

monkaap16 Mar 2021 17:40 UTC
1 point
4 comments3 min readLW link

Poli­tics is way too meta

Rob Bensinger17 Mar 2021 7:04 UTC
235 points
45 comments11 min readLW link

The EMH is False—Spe­cific Strong Evidence

deluks91718 Mar 2021 18:38 UTC
56 points
83 comments6 min readLW link

Con­spicu­ous saving

Matthew Barnett20 Mar 2021 20:59 UTC
49 points
42 comments2 min readLW link
(matthewbarnett.substack.com)

A dash­board for progress

jasoncrawford21 Mar 2021 3:51 UTC
24 points
8 comments2 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

[Book Re­view] Destiny Disrupted

lsusr21 Mar 2021 7:09 UTC
54 points
4 comments9 min readLW link

Pro­cess Orientation

lincolnquirk21 Mar 2021 15:21 UTC
31 points
4 comments5 min readLW link

Burmese Days, Mar 22; Rules of the Game and Prefer­ence Falsifi­ca­tion in the Army

rockthecasbah22 Mar 2021 0:12 UTC
17 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

On fu­ture peo­ple, look­ing back at 21st cen­tury longtermism

Joe Carlsmith22 Mar 2021 8:23 UTC
37 points
3 comments12 min readLW link

Write a busi­ness plan already

bfinn25 Mar 2021 0:13 UTC
11 points
14 comments7 min readLW link

Money Buys Happiness

XxX25 Mar 2021 21:02 UTC
0 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Where did the idea of x-risk come from?

fowlertm26 Mar 2021 15:39 UTC
−8 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Nash Equil­ibria in Liti­ga­tion Set­tle­ment Ne­go­ti­a­tion in the U.S.A.

supposedlyfun27 Mar 2021 23:26 UTC
7 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Vio­lat­ing the EMH—Pre­dic­tion Markets

deluks91728 Mar 2021 4:05 UTC
36 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

Im­prove­ment for pun­dit pre­dic­tion comparisons

orthonormal28 Mar 2021 18:50 UTC
16 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

The im­por­tance of how you weigh it

Joe Carlsmith29 Mar 2021 4:59 UTC
35 points
1 comment12 min readLW link

Bureau­cracy is a world of magic

dominicq29 Mar 2021 12:41 UTC
68 points
31 comments3 min readLW link

Some Com­plaint-Ac­tion Gaps

mike_hawke29 Mar 2021 21:15 UTC
40 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] How do we pre­pare for fi­nal crunch time?

Eli Tyre30 Mar 2021 5:47 UTC
103 points
28 comments8 min readLW link

Ju­lia Galef and Matt Ygle­sias on bioethics and “ethics ex­per­tise”

Rob Bensinger30 Mar 2021 3:06 UTC
45 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

In­fo­haz­ard Dis­cus­sion with An­ders Sandberg

Linda Linsefors30 Mar 2021 10:12 UTC
18 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Spec­u­la­tions Con­cern­ing the First Free-ish Pre­dic­tion Market

mike_hawke31 Mar 2021 3:20 UTC
29 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Op­ti­miza­tion, spec­u­la­tions on the X and only X prob­lem.

Donald Hobson30 Mar 2021 21:38 UTC
10 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

AI and the Prob­a­bil­ity of Conflict

tonyoconnor1 Apr 2021 7:00 UTC
8 points
10 comments8 min readLW link

[Question] Ex­am­ples of Acausal Trade with an Alien Uni­verse?

MikkW1 Apr 2021 18:10 UTC
5 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

A new acausal trad­ing plat­form: RobinShould

Matthew Barnett1 Apr 2021 16:56 UTC
85 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

2 in­no­va­tive life ex­ten­sion ap­proaches us­ing cry­on­ics technology

Mati_Roy2 Apr 2021 0:54 UTC
34 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Peo­ple are gath­er­ing 2 mil­lion USD to save a kid with a rare dis­ease. I feel weird about it. Why?

hookdump2 Apr 2021 23:00 UTC
8 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Mo­ral Golems

Erich_Grunewald3 Apr 2021 10:12 UTC
8 points
2 comments6 min readLW link
(www.erichgrunewald.com)

What are all these chil­dren do­ing in my ponds?

dominicq3 Apr 2021 20:16 UTC
80 points
15 comments3 min readLW link

His­tor­i­cal Ex­am­ples of Op­po­si­tion to Tech­nolog­i­cal Progress

chw5 Apr 2021 21:26 UTC
17 points
3 comments7 min readLW link

Avert­ing suffer­ing with sen­tience throt­tlers (pro­posal)

Quinn5 Apr 2021 10:54 UTC
8 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

I’m from a par­allel Earth with much higher co­or­di­na­tion: AMA

5 Apr 2021 22:09 UTC
110 points
21 comments61 min readLW link

Prevent­ing over­charg­ing by prosecutors

ChristianKl6 Apr 2021 11:13 UTC
29 points
35 comments1 min readLW link

Monastery and Throne

Jacob Falkovich6 Apr 2021 19:00 UTC
115 points
41 comments10 min readLW link

Aging: A Sur­pris­ingly Tractable Problem

Quinn8 Apr 2021 19:25 UTC
11 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Air Qual­ity and Cognition

chw8 Apr 2021 21:42 UTC
23 points
4 comments15 min readLW link

High­lights from The Au­to­bi­og­ra­phy of An­drew Carnegie

jasoncrawford8 Apr 2021 22:03 UTC
88 points
7 comments19 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

The con­se­quen­tial­ist case for so­cial con­ser­vatism, or “Against Cul­tural Su­per­stim­uli”

Sophronius14 Apr 2021 21:50 UTC
19 points
49 comments6 min readLW link

How & when to write a busi­ness plan

bfinn15 Apr 2021 15:45 UTC
13 points
5 comments5 min readLW link

The ir­rele­vance of test scores is greatly exaggerated

dynomight15 Apr 2021 14:15 UTC
110 points
13 comments1 min readLW link
(dynomight.net)

Are there op­por­tu­ni­ties for small in­vestors un­available to big ones?

AllAmericanBreakfast15 Apr 2021 9:13 UTC
24 points
26 comments3 min readLW link

Hell is wasted on the evil

lsusr15 Apr 2021 8:52 UTC
22 points
8 comments3 min readLW link

[ACX Linkpost] Prospec­tus on Próspera

mike_hawke15 Apr 2021 22:48 UTC
39 points
9 comments1 min readLW link
(astralcodexten.substack.com)

Why has nu­clear power been a flop?

jasoncrawford16 Apr 2021 16:49 UTC
120 points
42 comments15 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

[Question] What are some in­ter­est­ing ex­am­ples of risks mea­sured in micro­morts?

skybrian16 Apr 2021 5:25 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Su­per­ra­tional Agents Kelly Bet In­fluence!

abramdemski16 Apr 2021 22:08 UTC
36 points
4 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Could de­googling be a prac­tice run for some­thing more im­por­tant?

Quinn17 Apr 2021 0:03 UTC
15 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Are there any good ways to place a bet on Rad­i­calXChange and/​or re­lated ideas/​mechanisms tak­ing off in a big way? e.g. is there some­thing to in­vest $$$ in?

capybaralet17 Apr 2021 6:58 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Ris­ing rents and ap­pro­pri­ate responses

dominicq18 Apr 2021 14:05 UTC
10 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Prob­lems of evil

Joe Carlsmith19 Apr 2021 8:06 UTC
19 points
17 comments17 min readLW link

the fat baker principle

faint reminder19 Apr 2021 7:58 UTC
−6 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Why don’t we vac­ci­nate peo­ple against smal­l­pox any more?

maximkazhenkov21 Apr 2021 0:08 UTC
14 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

What am I fight­ing for?

Quinn20 Apr 2021 23:27 UTC
12 points
1 comment13 min readLW link

Where are in­ten­tions to be found?

alexflint21 Apr 2021 0:51 UTC
44 points
12 comments9 min readLW link

[Question] Prin­ci­plesYou—Seems to be a new per­son­al­ity as­sess­ment tool

jmh22 Apr 2021 19:20 UTC
2 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Bet­ter air is the eas­iest way not to die

digital_carver28 Apr 2021 10:24 UTC
23 points
10 comments1 min readLW link
(dynomight.net)

We need a ca­reer path for invention

jasoncrawford29 Apr 2021 18:11 UTC
52 points
16 comments4 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Notes on Robert McIn­tyre’s Brain Preser­va­tion Talk at the Long Now Foundation

JohnGreer28 Apr 2021 20:47 UTC
7 points
3 comments13 min readLW link

Mo­ral Privilege

ACrackedPot30 Apr 2021 14:54 UTC
13 points
18 comments3 min readLW link

[ACX Linkpost] A Modest Pro­posal for Republicans

mike_hawke30 Apr 2021 18:43 UTC
9 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(astralcodexten.substack.com)

Small and Vulnerable

deluks9173 May 2021 4:55 UTC
142 points
17 comments4 min readLW link

Con­sis­ten­cies as (meta-)preferences

Stuart_Armstrong3 May 2021 15:10 UTC
15 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Why I Work on Ads

jefftk3 May 2021 21:00 UTC
82 points
94 comments5 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Si­mu­la­tion the­ol­ogy: prac­ti­cal as­pect.

Just Learning5 May 2021 2:20 UTC
5 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

De­con­tex­tu­al­iz­ing Morality

ACrackedPot5 May 2021 20:25 UTC
0 points
11 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] What ques­tions should we ask our­selves when try­ing to im­prove some­thing?

weathersystems6 May 2021 19:03 UTC
3 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

Vot­ing Assistants

Wiona6 May 2021 7:52 UTC
4 points
5 comments12 min readLW link

Dumb di­chotomies in ethics, part 2: in­stru­men­tal vs. in­trin­sic values

aaronb507 May 2021 2:31 UTC
7 points
4 comments4 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

Zero to One: A Min­i­mum Vi­able Review

dominicq7 May 2021 17:45 UTC
10 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

In­ter­view with Chris­tine M. Kors­gaard: An­i­mal Ethics, Kan­ti­anism, Utilitarianism

Erich_Grunewald8 May 2021 11:44 UTC
11 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.erichgrunewald.com)

Crowd­fund­ing Vac­cine Development

River8 May 2021 4:10 UTC
1 point
7 comments1 min readLW link

Academia as Com­pany Hierarchy

Virgil Kurkjian9 May 2021 17:29 UTC
62 points
44 comments18 min readLW link

Restricted Anti­na­tal­ism on Subagents

Josephine13 May 2021 1:48 UTC
3 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

We can un­der­stand value only through end­less self-reflection

Riccardo Volpato13 May 2021 10:22 UTC
1 point
0 comments7 min readLW link
(volpato.io)

Con­cern­ing not get­ting lost

alexflint14 May 2021 19:38 UTC
50 points
9 comments4 min readLW link

Against Against Boredom

Logan Zoellner16 May 2021 18:19 UTC
5 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Con­cern­ing The Ul­ti­mate Mo­ral The­ory—Rev­ersible Utilitarianism

Jonas Hallgren16 May 2021 11:23 UTC
1 point
3 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Sup­pose $1 billion is given to AI Safety. How should it be spent?

hunterglenn15 May 2021 23:24 UTC
22 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

How Can One Tell What Is Beau­tiful?

Erich_Grunewald15 May 2021 12:55 UTC
5 points
3 comments15 min readLW link
(www.erichgrunewald.com)

Why Democ­racy?

sxae14 May 2021 11:02 UTC
9 points
7 comments14 min readLW link

[Question] Can Bit­coin tran­si­tion from PoW to PoS?

mukashi14 May 2021 3:43 UTC
3 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

An­nounc­ing the UK Covid-19 Crowd Fore­cast­ing Challenge

followtheargument17 May 2021 17:29 UTC
7 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

SpaceX should provide IPFS prox­ies with Starlink

ChristianKl17 May 2021 15:05 UTC
10 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Are PS5 scalpers ac­tu­ally bad?

willbradshaw18 May 2021 12:27 UTC
23 points
29 comments3 min readLW link

Does NASA Take Alien Life Se­ri­ously?

ejacob18 May 2021 21:36 UTC
5 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] What should we ex­pect from ARPA-H?

ChristianKl19 May 2021 12:21 UTC
7 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Book re­view: Sub­tract: The Un­tapped Science of Less

aaronb5023 May 2021 20:21 UTC
27 points
3 comments22 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

Is nu­clear war in­deed un­likely?

Just Learning23 May 2021 23:14 UTC
2 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] If in­di­vi­d­ual perfor­mance is Pareto dis­tributed, how should we re­form ed­u­ca­tion?

yhoiseth24 May 2021 12:22 UTC
24 points
27 comments2 min readLW link

Ques­tions are tools to help an­swer­ers op­ti­mize utility

ozziegooen24 May 2021 19:30 UTC
31 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

What’s your peace plan?

CraigMichael26 May 2021 23:26 UTC
8 points
8 comments7 min readLW link

An­tifrag­ility in Games of Chance, Re­search, and Debate

AllAmericanBreakfast26 May 2021 17:51 UTC
13 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Against Be­ing Against Growth

Alex Hollow29 May 2021 2:18 UTC
−1 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(alexhollow.wordpress.com)

The San­ity Water­line Bul­ges at the Middle

matejsuchy29 May 2021 3:15 UTC
−7 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(matejsuchy.substack.com)

Which an­i­mals can suffer?

Just Learning1 Jun 2021 3:42 UTC
7 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

Rus­sian x-risks newslet­ter spring 21

avturchin1 Jun 2021 12:10 UTC
19 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Selec­tion Has A Qual­ity Ceiling

johnswentworth2 Jun 2021 18:25 UTC
114 points
16 comments4 min readLW link

April 2021 Gw­ern.net newsletter

gwern3 Jun 2021 15:13 UTC
20 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.gwern.net)

[Book Re­view] Blueprint for Revolution

lsusr7 Jun 2021 18:14 UTC
19 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] ML is now au­tomat­ing parts of chip R&D. How big a deal is this?

Daniel Kokotajlo10 Jun 2021 9:51 UTC
45 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Am I anti-so­cial if I get vac­ci­nated now?

Florian Habermacher11 Jun 2021 15:42 UTC
5 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

May 2021 Gw­ern.net newsletter

gwern11 Jun 2021 14:13 UTC
30 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.gwern.net)

A sys­tem­atic er­ror that lead to a bad policy re­sponse to COVID-19

ChristianKl12 Jun 2021 19:56 UTC
23 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Why do pa­tients in men­tal in­sti­tu­tions get so lit­tle at­ten­tion in the pub­lic dis­course?

ChristianKl12 Jun 2021 17:37 UTC
41 points
27 comments1 min readLW link

Shall we count the liv­ing or the dead?

Anders_H14 Jun 2021 0:38 UTC
29 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

A lat­eral way of think­ing about Cause X: barely visi­ble but po­ten­tially enor­mous cat­e­gories of value

Writer14 Jun 2021 11:44 UTC
5 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

An­nounc­ing the Nu­clear Risk Fore­cast­ing Tournament

MichaelA16 Jun 2021 16:16 UTC
16 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

The ad­u­canumab approval

ChristianKl17 Jun 2021 14:05 UTC
18 points
15 comments1 min readLW link
(blogs.sciencemag.org)

[Question] Pros and cons of work­ing on near-term tech­ni­cal AI safety and assurance

alenglander17 Jun 2021 20:17 UTC
11 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

[Question] What is your coro­n­avirus pre­dic­tion for Is­rael?

Yair Halberstadt17 Jun 2021 19:10 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

A Rea­son to Ex­pect Repub­lics to Perform Bet­ter than Ab­solute Monar­chies in the Long-Term

MikkW17 Jun 2021 22:22 UTC
9 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

As­sume long serv­ing poli­ti­ci­ans are ra­tio­nally max­i­miz­ing their careers

rockthecasbah18 Jun 2021 15:15 UTC
18 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What are ex­am­ples of the op­po­site of per­verse in­cen­tives?

JohnGreer18 Jun 2021 16:04 UTC
3 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Why did no LessWrong dis­course on gain of func­tion re­search de­velop in 2013/​2014?

ChristianKl18 Jun 2021 23:35 UTC
53 points
45 comments1 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)

Idea: Give the No­bel peace prize to in­sti­tu­tion designers

rockthecasbah21 Jun 2021 17:22 UTC
27 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

An an­i­mated in­tro­duc­tion to longter­mism (feat. Robert Miles)

Writer21 Jun 2021 19:24 UTC
17 points
4 comments4 min readLW link
(youtu.be)

[Question] Is there work look­ing at the im­pli­ca­tions of many wor­lds QM for ex­is­ten­tial risk?

Quintin Pope22 Jun 2021 6:06 UTC
−6 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

On the limits of ideal­ized values

Joe Carlsmith22 Jun 2021 2:10 UTC
88 points
16 comments35 min readLW link

[Question] How do you deal with peo­ple cargo cult­ing COVID-19 defense?

ChristianKl23 Jun 2021 19:59 UTC
16 points
23 comments1 min readLW link

Two non-ob­vi­ous les­sons from micro­covid.org

catherio24 Jun 2021 2:35 UTC
181 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] ELI12: how do liber­tar­i­ans want wages to work?

TekhneMakre24 Jun 2021 7:00 UTC
3 points
58 comments2 min readLW link

War on Cancer II

ChristianKl24 Jun 2021 14:59 UTC
34 points
12 comments14 min readLW link

[Question] What will be the af­ter­math of the US in­tel­li­gence lab leak re­port?

ChristianKl26 Jun 2021 20:33 UTC
20 points
31 comments1 min readLW link

Nu­clear Strat­egy in a Semi-Vuln­er­a­ble World

Jackson Wagner27 Jun 2021 8:17 UTC
6 points
1 comment17 min readLW link

Op­ti­mism about So­cial Technology

mike_hawke27 Jun 2021 23:35 UTC
21 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

New De­men­tia Trial Results

PeterMcCluskey2 Jul 2021 23:04 UTC
49 points
5 comments3 min readLW link
(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

Can group iden­tity be a force for good?

UnexpectedValues4 Jul 2021 17:16 UTC
22 points
13 comments6 min readLW link
(ericneyman.wordpress.com)

We Still Don’t Know If Masks Work

Mike Harris5 Jul 2021 4:52 UTC
21 points
25 comments3 min readLW link

The topic is not the content

aaronb506 Jul 2021 0:14 UTC
153 points
23 comments5 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

Po­ten­tial Bot­tle­necks to Tak­ing Over The World

johnswentworth6 Jul 2021 19:34 UTC
119 points
22 comments6 min readLW link

Rea­sons for Punishment

Yair Halberstadt12 Jul 2021 14:53 UTC
7 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Re: Com­pe­tent Elites

lsusr15 Jul 2021 5:16 UTC
42 points
36 comments3 min readLW link

Open Philan­thropy is seek­ing pro­pos­als for out­reach projects

16 Jul 2021 21:19 UTC
60 points
2 comments10 min readLW link

Large cor­po­ra­tions can unilat­er­ally ban/​tax ran­somware pay­ments via bets

ryan_greenblatt17 Jul 2021 12:56 UTC
9 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

Longter­mism vs short-ter­mism for per­sonal life extension

Mati_Roy17 Jul 2021 3:52 UTC
12 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Prepar­ing for ambition

adamzerner19 Jul 2021 6:13 UTC
18 points
8 comments7 min readLW link

Some thoughts on David Rood­man’s GWP model and its re­la­tion to AI timelines

Tom Davidson19 Jul 2021 22:59 UTC
30 points
1 comment8 min readLW link

Pu­n­ish­ing the good

KatjaGrace20 Jul 2021 23:30 UTC
28 points
10 comments2 min readLW link
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

The shoot-the-moon strategy

jchan21 Jul 2021 16:19 UTC
75 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Why is Kleros val­ued so low?

ChristianKl21 Jul 2021 13:50 UTC
12 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Is there a rea­son­able read­ing ac­cord­ing to which Baric, Shi et al 2015 isn’t gain-of-func­tion re­search?

ChristianKl21 Jul 2021 8:19 UTC
30 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

The Walk­ing Dead

Logan Zoellner22 Jul 2021 16:19 UTC
21 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Fire Law Incentives

jefftk22 Jul 2021 12:30 UTC
31 points
22 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] What is the net effect of memes that call out the huge im­pact of big play­ers in cli­mate change?

hookdump23 Jul 2021 2:46 UTC
7 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

The biolog­i­cal in­tel­li­gence explosion

Rob Lucas25 Jul 2021 13:08 UTC
8 points
5 comments4 min readLW link

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

Sausage Vector Machine20 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
0 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

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

MakoYass3 Sep 2019 2:27 UTC
12 points
24 comments8 min readLW link

Mak­ing a Crow­dac­tion platform

Bob Jacobs16 May 2020 16:08 UTC
20 points
9 comments5 min readLW link

Meta-Prefer­ence Utilitarianism

Bob Jacobs4 Feb 2020 20:24 UTC
10 points
30 comments1 min readLW link

Nihilism doesn’t matter

Bob Jacobs21 May 2020 18:19 UTC
7 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

In­no­va­tion and Dependence

smaslennikov19 Jun 2020 19:39 UTC
3 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(smaslennikov.com)

Ed­u­ca­tion 2.0 — A brand new ed­u­ca­tion system

aryan15 Jul 2020 10:09 UTC
−8 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

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

Martin Sustrik22 Jul 2020 13:50 UTC
74 points
21 comments12 min readLW link
(250bpm.com)

More Dakka

Zvi2 Dec 2017 13:10 UTC
126 points
23 comments13 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Ideas for an ac­tion co­or­di­na­tion website

Yoav Ravid8 Mar 2019 13:32 UTC
17 points
36 comments5 min readLW link

Ideas for a fact check­ing widget

Yoav Ravid18 Mar 2019 14:25 UTC
9 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

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

Evan_Gaensbauer20 May 2018 7:19 UTC
54 points
70 comments12 min readLW link

Levels of Action

alyssavance14 Apr 2011 0:18 UTC
165 points
47 comments9 min readLW link

Make more land

jefftk16 Oct 2019 11:20 UTC
140 points
32 comments2 min readLW link2 nominations5 reviews
(www.jefftk.com)

Fun The­ory in EverQuest

moridinamael5 Feb 2018 20:26 UTC
32 points
2 comments9 min readLW link

Preschool: Much Less Than You Wanted To Know

Zvi20 Nov 2018 19:30 UTC
65 points
15 comments2 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

I Want To Live In A Baugruppe

Alicorn17 Mar 2017 1:36 UTC
86 points
193 comments3 min readLW link

Toby Ord’s ‘The Precipice’ is pub­lished!

matthew.vandermerwe8 Mar 2020 21:20 UTC
52 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

How to Make Billions of Dol­lars Re­duc­ing Loneliness

John_Maxwell30 Aug 2019 17:30 UTC
59 points
32 comments7 min readLW link

The Art of the Overbet

Zvi19 Oct 2018 14:00 UTC
54 points
6 comments6 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

LW 2.0 Strate­gic Overview

habryka15 Sep 2017 3:00 UTC
84 points
294 comments23 min readLW link

31 Laws of Fun

Eliezer Yudkowsky26 Jan 2009 10:13 UTC
63 points
36 comments8 min readLW link

Why Do You Keep Hav­ing This Prob­lem?

Davis_Kingsley20 Jan 2020 8:33 UTC
47 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

Towards op­ti­mal play as Villager in a mixed game

Benquo7 May 2019 5:29 UTC
50 points
40 comments3 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Let’s cre­ate a mar­ket for cryonics

[deleted]10 Apr 2012 6:36 UTC
61 points
24 comments2 min readLW link

The YouTube Revolu­tion in Knowl­edge Transfer

Samo Burja17 Sep 2019 20:10 UTC
60 points
7 comments4 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Po­ten­tial Ways to Fight Mazes

Zvi28 Jan 2020 22:50 UTC
50 points
9 comments18 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Direct Pri­mary Care

sarahconstantin25 Sep 2018 18:00 UTC
42 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

[Link] Can We Re­v­erse The Stan­ford Pri­son Ex­per­i­ment?

daenerys14 Jun 2012 3:41 UTC
66 points
46 comments1 min readLW link

Coun­ter­fac­tu­als about So­cial Media

Zvi22 Apr 2019 12:20 UTC
51 points
23 comments6 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Pro­tect­ing Large Pro­jects Against Mazedom

Zvi3 Feb 2020 17:10 UTC
49 points
5 comments4 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Some Ways Co­or­di­na­tion is Hard

Zvi13 Jun 2019 13:00 UTC
53 points
13 comments10 min readLW link2 nominations2 reviews
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Ap­ply for Emer­gent Ventures

Zvi13 Sep 2018 21:50 UTC
40 points
6 comments3 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Bio­di­ver­sity for heretics

eukaryote27 May 2018 13:37 UTC
14 points
4 comments7 min readLW link

Strate­gic High Skill Immigration

Gentzel6 Dec 2017 1:15 UTC
32 points
8 comments21 min readLW link

Wel­come to Heaven

denisbider25 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?

Raemon21 Feb 2019 21:32 UTC
52 points
39 comments1 min readLW link

Fix­ing sci­ence via a ba­sic income

Kaj_Sotala8 Dec 2017 14:20 UTC
14 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.

chaosmage4 Nov 2019 14:04 UTC
34 points
35 comments2 min readLW link

Field-Build­ing and Deep Models

Ben Pace13 Jan 2018 21:16 UTC
21 points
12 comments4 min readLW link

The Neu­ro­science of Desire

lukeprog9 Apr 2011 19:08 UTC
69 points
30 comments10 min readLW link

Max­i­miz­ing Your Dona­tions via a Job

Alexei5 May 2013 23:19 UTC
172 points
58 comments22 min readLW link

Nutri­tion is Satisficing

aaq16 Jul 2019 16:13 UTC
18 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

In­ter­nal Diet Crux

Jacob Falkovich2 Apr 2018 5:05 UTC
42 points
8 comments6 min readLW link

Low hang­ing fruit: an­a­lyz­ing your nutrition

Alexei5 May 2012 5:20 UTC
15 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Nutri­tion heuris­tic: Cy­cle healthy options

aaq17 Jul 2019 12:44 UTC
6 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

How to use hu­man his­tory as a nu­tri­tional prior?

CasioTheSane10 Mar 2012 0:47 UTC
8 points
50 comments1 min readLW link

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

c_edwards19 Jan 2015 1:35 UTC
8 points
65 comments7 min readLW link

Fast­ing Mimick­ing Diet Looks Pretty Good

sarahconstantin4 Oct 2018 19:50 UTC
78 points
4 comments3 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Church vs. Taskforce

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Mar 2009 9:23 UTC
52 points
87 comments5 min readLW link

How would you take over Rome?

Scott Alexander14 Mar 2012 16:24 UTC
48 points
203 comments1 min readLW link

Easy wins aren’t news

PhilGoetz19 Feb 2015 19:38 UTC
60 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

Com­ments on Power Law Distri­bu­tion of In­di­vi­d­ual Impact

Ben Pace29 Dec 2017 1:49 UTC
20 points
22 comments8 min readLW link

Com­pe­ti­tion for Power

Samo Burja4 Apr 2018 17:10 UTC
17 points
8 comments9 min readLW link
(medium.com)

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

patrissimo28 May 2009 23:18 UTC
54 points
48 comments3 min readLW link

What sci­ence needs

PhilGoetz2 Dec 2012 22:31 UTC
58 points
84 comments7 min readLW link

Ad­ver­tise while hon­or­ing the dead

KatjaGrace4 Jan 2010 5:00 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

One Web­site To Rule Them All?

anna_macdonald11 Jan 2019 19:14 UTC
30 points
23 comments10 min readLW link

Three Axes of Prohibitions

daenerys15 Feb 2013 7:34 UTC
47 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Rais­ing the waterline

Morendil7 Oct 2012 16:23 UTC
48 points
13 comments6 min readLW link

Ex­ploit­ing the Typ­i­cal Mind Fal­lacy for more ac­cu­rate ques­tion­ing?

Xachariah17 Jul 2012 0:46 UTC
47 points
73 comments1 min readLW link

Boundaries en­able pos­i­tive ma­te­rial-in­for­ma­tional feed­back loops

jessicata22 Dec 2018 2:46 UTC
35 points
25 comments5 min readLW link

A Pro­posal for Defeat­ing Moloch in the Pri­son In­dus­trial Complex

lululu2 Jun 2015 22:03 UTC
33 points
77 comments4 min readLW link

Brain­storm­ing new senses

lululu20 May 2015 19:53 UTC
41 points
92 comments2 min readLW link

[Per­sonal Ex­per­i­ment] Coun­ter­bal­anc­ing Risk-Aversion

lsusr15 Nov 2019 8:34 UTC
28 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

A frame­work for speed reading

limerott16 Sep 2019 18:52 UTC
25 points
6 comments12 min readLW link
(limerott.com)

Seed­ing a pro­duc­tive cul­ture: a work­ing hypothesis

Benquo18 Oct 2017 9:10 UTC
11 points
15 comments3 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

A Re­fu­ta­tion of (Global) “Hap­piness Max­i­miza­tion”

fare25 Aug 2020 20:33 UTC
−2 points
4 comments15 min readLW link

COVID Strat­egy 101

Mike Harris5 Oct 2020 19:30 UTC
55 points
7 comments18 min readLW link

The Blue School

Voltairina16 Apr 2012 18:15 UTC
31 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Re­search is polyg­a­mous! The im­por­tance of what you do needn’t be pro­por­tional to your awe­some­ness

diegocaleiro26 May 2013 22:29 UTC
35 points
43 comments2 min readLW link

Not Tak­ing Over the World

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Dec 2008 22:18 UTC
31 points
97 comments4 min readLW link

A Model of Ra­tional Policy: When Is a Goal “Good”?

FCCC10 Oct 2020 17:05 UTC
2 points
0 comments17 min readLW link

Fund­ing Good Research

lukeprog27 May 2012 6:41 UTC
38 points
44 comments2 min readLW link

Why the be­liefs/​val­ues di­chotomy?

Wei_Dai20 Oct 2009 16:35 UTC
28 points
156 comments2 min readLW link

[Speech] Wor­lds That Never Were

mingyuan12 Jan 2019 19:53 UTC
23 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

[Link] Son of low-hang­ing fruit

GLaDOS4 Apr 2013 12:43 UTC
34 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Knigh­tian Uncer­tainty and Am­bi­guity Aver­sion: Motivation

So8res21 Jul 2014 20:32 UTC
35 points
44 comments13 min readLW link

Why in­door light­ing is hard to get right and how to fix it

Richard Korzekwa 28 Oct 2020 4:46 UTC
162 points
40 comments15 min readLW link

Allais Malaise

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Jan 2008 0:40 UTC
30 points
38 comments2 min readLW link

In­visi­ble Frameworks

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Aug 2008 3:36 UTC
18 points
47 comments6 min readLW link

Aiming at the Target

Eliezer Yudkowsky26 Oct 2008 16:47 UTC
15 points
40 comments5 min readLW link

In­tel­li­gence in Economics

Eliezer Yudkowsky30 Oct 2008 21:17 UTC
12 points
12 comments5 min readLW link

Build­ing Some­thing Smarter

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Nov 2008 17:00 UTC
19 points
57 comments4 min readLW link

I’m con­fused. Could some­one help?

CronoDAS23 Mar 2009 5:26 UTC
1 point
13 comments1 min readLW link

The Thing That I Protect

Eliezer Yudkowsky7 Feb 2009 19:18 UTC
24 points
24 comments5 min readLW link

Altru­ist Co­or­di­na­tion—Cen­tral Station

MBlume27 Mar 2009 22:24 UTC
7 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

For-Profit Ra­tion­al­ity Training

ksvanhorn28 Dec 2011 21:42 UTC
31 points
39 comments3 min readLW link

Peo­ple who want to save the world

Giles15 May 2011 0:44 UTC
5 points
247 comments1 min readLW link

This Failing Earth

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 May 2009 16:09 UTC
26 points
166 comments5 min readLW link

In­tel­li­gence en­hance­ment as ex­is­ten­tial risk mitigation

Roko15 Jun 2009 19:35 UTC
21 points
244 comments3 min readLW link

Small Habits Shape Iden­tity: How I be­came some­one who exercises

adamShimi26 Nov 2020 14:55 UTC
43 points
20 comments4 min readLW link

How We Failed COVID-19

LukeOnline2 Dec 2020 21:29 UTC
16 points
7 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] Judg­ing AGI Output

meredev14 Dec 2020 12:43 UTC
3 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

100 Tips for a Bet­ter Life

Ideopunk22 Dec 2020 14:30 UTC
264 points
116 comments9 min readLW link

Edge of the Cliff

akaTrickster5 Jan 2021 17:21 UTC
1 point
0 comments5 min readLW link

Dist­in­guish­ing goals from chores

Amir Bolous10 Jan 2021 7:45 UTC
5 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

[Question] Is the in­fluence of money per­va­sive, even on LessWrong?

shanen2 Feb 2021 20:22 UTC
−1 points
33 comments1 min readLW link

Bit­coin and ESG Investing

Annapurna15 Feb 2021 21:01 UTC
3 points
20 comments2 min readLW link

So­cietal Self-control

aaronb5020 Feb 2021 3:05 UTC
2 points
0 comments10 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

Suffer­ing-Fo­cused Ethics in the In­finite Uni­verse. How can we re­deem our­selves if Mul­ti­verse Im­mor­tal­ity is real and sub­jec­tive death is im­pos­si­ble.

Szymon Kucharski24 Feb 2021 21:02 UTC
−6 points
4 comments70 min readLW link

Germs and Poli­tics

Will_Crowley1 Mar 2021 21:57 UTC
1 point
0 comments10 min readLW link

How to end stag­na­tion?

jasoncrawford1 Mar 2021 19:42 UTC
34 points
35 comments4 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

On Lev­er­age Re­search’s plan for an op­ti­mal world

Mitchell_Porter10 Jan 2012 9:49 UTC
41 points
89 comments1 min readLW link

The Price Of Space Is Friendship

sxae24 Mar 2021 11:27 UTC
14 points
19 comments3 min readLW link

Cu­ri­os­ity needs courage

Amir Bolous25 Mar 2021 3:38 UTC
24 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

IQ­captcha en­ters beta

ballerburg90056 Apr 2021 21:28 UTC
−1 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

The Na­tional Dash­board and Hu­man Progress

maxa15 Apr 2021 19:21 UTC
6 points
3 comments7 min readLW link
(max2c.com)

When Should the Fire Alarm Go Off: A model for op­ti­mal thresholds

peterbarnett28 Apr 2021 12:27 UTC
40 points
4 comments5 min readLW link
(peterbarnett.org)

Thoughts on Ad Blocking

jefftk6 May 2021 2:50 UTC
19 points
24 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Sym­pa­thy for the fer­ry­man of Hades, or why we should keep Trump off Twitter

CraigMichael9 May 2021 7:24 UTC
21 points
39 comments6 min readLW link

Louisi­ana Gets Vac­cine Pass­ports Right

tkpwaeub12 May 2021 1:23 UTC
14 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

The Web is Turn­ing into Cable TV

matto21 May 2021 23:06 UTC
19 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

Max­i­miz­ing Yield on US Dol­lar Pegged Coins

Annapurna8 Jun 2021 1:12 UTC
15 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

The value of low-con­scien­tious­ness peo­ple on teams

CraigMichael14 Jun 2021 2:06 UTC
51 points
11 comments6 min readLW link

The Anti-Carter Basilisk

Jon Gilbert26 May 2021 22:56 UTC
0 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Neo-Mohism

Bae's Theorem16 Jun 2021 21:57 UTC
5 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

Is so­cial the­ory our doom?

pchvykov15 Jul 2021 3:31 UTC
2 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
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