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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
151 points
78 comments6 min readLW link

Per­son­al­ized Medicine For Real

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

On Caring

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

Pro­ject Pro­posal: Gears of Aging

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

Effi­cient Char­ity: Do Unto Others...

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

Beyond the Reach of God

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

Scope Insensitivity

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 May 2007 2:53 UTC
215 points
59 comments2 min readLW link

Inad­e­quacy and Modesty

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Oct 2017 21:51 UTC
124 points
81 comments18 min readLW link

Tran­shu­man­ism as Sim­plified Humanism

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Dec 2018 20:12 UTC
137 points
37 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
114 points
9 comments47 min readLW link

Mov­able Hous­ing for Scal­able Cities

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

What an ac­tu­ally pes­simistic con­tain­ment strat­egy looks like

lc5 Apr 2022 0:19 UTC
539 points
136 comments6 min readLW link

What failure looks like

paulfchristiano17 Mar 2019 20:18 UTC
302 points
49 comments8 min readLW link2 reviews

The Unilat­er­al­ist’s “Curse” Is Mostly Good

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

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
71 points
33 comments15 min readLW link

[Se­quence an­nounce­ment] In­tro­duc­tion to Mechanism Design

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

Seven Years of Spaced Rep­e­ti­tion Soft­ware in the Classroom

tanagrabeast4 Mar 2021 2:42 UTC
246 points
37 comments34 min readLW link

Ineffec­tive Altruism

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

Why I’m Not Vegan

jefftk9 Apr 2020 13:00 UTC
32 points
23 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

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

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

[Question] Isn’t Tesla stock highly un­der­val­ued?

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

Effec­tive al­tru­ism and crit­i­cism to­ward ac­tivism: An­swer to a paradox

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

Pos­si­ble take­aways from the coro­n­avirus pan­demic for slow AI takeoff

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

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
79 points
18 comments11 min readLW link

On Nice­ness: Look­ing for Pos­i­tive Externalities

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

Des­per­a­tion ham­ster wheels

Nicole Ross28 Oct 2020 2:32 UTC
94 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
43 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

Some AI re­search ar­eas and their rele­vance to ex­is­ten­tial safety

Andrew_Critch19 Nov 2020 3:18 UTC
193 points
39 comments50 min readLW link2 reviews

De­con­struct­ing 321 Voting

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

Anti-Aging: State of the Art

JackH31 Dec 2020 19:07 UTC
353 points
174 comments11 min readLW link1 review

The True Face of the Enemy

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

[Question] What are some real life Inad­e­quate Equil­ibria?

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

Reflec­tions on the cry­on­ics sequence

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

Me­dia Bias

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

Iter­ated Trust Kickstarters

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

Life and ex­pand­ing steer­able consequences

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

[Question] Why max­i­mize hu­man life?

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

Land Ho!

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

A Solu­tion to the De­sire-Ac­tion Conundrum

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

Read­ing the ethi­cists 2: Hunt­ing for AI al­ign­ment papers

Charlie Steiner6 Jun 2022 15:49 UTC
21 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

Do your­self a FAVAR: se­cu­rity mindset

lcmgcd18 Jun 2022 2:08 UTC
19 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

The World Ac­cord­ing to Do­minic Cummings

Chris_Leong14 Apr 2020 5:05 UTC
58 points
10 comments7 min readLW link

In­di­vi­d­ual Ra­tion­al­ity Needn’t Gen­er­al­ize to Ra­tional Consensus

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

Wire­head your Chickens

shminux20 Jun 2018 5:49 UTC
82 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

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

You Can Do Futarchy Yourself

Tetraspace14 Jun 2020 0:16 UTC
50 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
96 points
19 comments5 min readLW link2 reviews

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

Martin Sustrik19 Jul 2020 1:11 UTC
151 points
38 comments24 min readLW link2 reviews

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
90 points
55 comments2 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
18 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
52 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
9 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

Anti-EMH Ev­i­dence (and a plea for help)

Wei_Dai5 Dec 2020 18:29 UTC
94 points
47 comments5 min readLW link

How would you gov­ern Mars?

Bernhard31 Dec 2020 2:32 UTC
5 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
15 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

How to solve the ar­gu­ment about what the al­gorithm should do

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

Col­lAc­tion his­tory and les­sons learned

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

Tak­ing money seriously

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

Triumph & Hope: How Far Hu­man­ity Has Come

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

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

Kaj_Sotala22 Feb 2021 8:17 UTC
25 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
11 points
22 comments4 min readLW link

Notes on “Bioter­ror and Biowar­fare” (2006)

MichaelA2 Mar 2021 0:43 UTC
10 points
3 comments4 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
23 points
0 comments13 min readLW link
(www.erichgrunewald.com)

Core Path­ways of Aging

johnswentworth28 Mar 2021 0:31 UTC
240 points
108 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
9 points
12 comments4 min readLW link

Fu­ture Of Work

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

Eight Hun­dred Slightly Poi­soned Word Games

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

Com­bin­ing the best of Ge­or­gian and Har­berger taxes

Yair Halberstadt12 Aug 2021 5:55 UTC
11 points
17 comments10 min readLW link

A gen­tle apoc­a­lypse

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

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

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

[Question] How to mea­sure (hu­man) im­pact?

rodeo_flagellum27 Sep 2021 2:32 UTC
7 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Proso­cial Capitalism

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

Choice Writ­ings of Do­minic Cummings

Connor_Flexman13 Oct 2021 2:41 UTC
116 points
75 comments5 min readLW link

Pay­ing peo­ple to vote for good poli­cies.

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

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

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

On Rais­ing Awareness

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

Tak­ing Clones Seriously

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

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

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

A fate worse than death?

RomanS13 Dec 2021 11:05 UTC
−4 points
26 comments2 min readLW link

Con­verg­ing to­ward a Million Worlds

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

Build­ing cars we don’t understand

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

[Question] Good books about over­com­ing co­or­di­na­tion prob­lems?

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

De­sign­ing en­vi­ron­ments to se­lect designs

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

Tech­nolog­i­cal Re­s­ur­rec­tion: Two Pos­si­ble Approaches

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

[Question] How to pre­vent au­thor­i­tar­ian re­volts?

lc20 Mar 2022 10:01 UTC
20 points
36 comments1 min readLW link

Christo­pher Alexan­der’s ar­chi­tec­ture for learning

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

Moloch and the sand­pile catastrophe

Eric Raymond2 Apr 2022 15:35 UTC
108 points
24 comments3 min readLW link

Op­ti­miz­ing crop plant­ing with mixed in­te­ger lin­ear pro­gram­ming in Stardew Valley

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

Ge­netic En­hance­ment: a Strat­egy for Long(ish) AGI Timeline Worlds

kman12 Apr 2022 19:15 UTC
29 points
10 comments3 min readLW link

In defence of flailing

acylhalide18 Jun 2022 5:26 UTC
10 points
14 comments4 min readLW link

The value of x-risk reduction

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

[Question] Fore­stal­ling At­mo­spheric Ignition

Conor Sullivan9 Jun 2022 20:49 UTC
11 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

In­fo­haz­ards and in­fer­en­tial distances

acylhalide16 Jun 2022 7:59 UTC
8 points
0 comments6 min readLW link

Par­li­a­ments with­out the Parties

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

Unforgivable

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

Against pop­u­la­tion ethics

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

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

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

So, I Want to Be a “Think­fluencer”

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

An­nounc­ing Balsa Research

Zvi25 Sep 2022 22:50 UTC
196 points
58 comments2 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

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
4 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?

Slimepriestess13 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?

Slimepriestess13 Apr 2020 22:38 UTC
35 points
10 comments2 min readLW link

One Hun­dred Billion Chil­dren’s Sky

Slimepriestess14 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

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

Kirby Sikes14 Apr 2020 20:27 UTC
42 points
35 comments12 min readLW link

Dem­i­na­tal­ist To­tal Utilitarianism

Vanessa Kosoy16 Apr 2020 15:53 UTC
59 points
56 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
326 points
1,287 comments29 min readLW link

Act of Charity

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

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

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

Is ethics a memetic trap ?

George3d623 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
64 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
2 comments6 min readLW link1 review

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
28 points
6 comments6 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Prolong­ing life is about the op­tion­al­ity, not about the immortality

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

Hate Crime Statistics

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

TFW No Incels

Jacob Falkovich3 May 2020 16:56 UTC
13 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(putanumonit.com)

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

Mati_Roy4 May 2020 11:30 UTC
10 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[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
27 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

Re: Some Heroes

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

Sub­space optima

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

The EMH Aten’t Dead

Richard Meadows15 May 2020 20:44 UTC
187 points
86 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

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

jasoncrawford20 May 2020 0:52 UTC
19 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

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

the gears to ascenscion20 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
21 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
47 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
25 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
202 points
41 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
129 points
17 comments5 min readLW link

The Illu­sion of Eth­i­cal Progress

lsusr28 Jun 2020 9:33 UTC
0 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
111 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
61 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

Sur­vival in the im­moral maze of college

AllAmericanBreakfast8 Jul 2020 21:27 UTC
38 points
15 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
51 points
5 comments19 min readLW link

Archipelago and Atomic Communitarianism

Scott Alexander7 Jun 2014 16:44 UTC
15 points
2 comments22 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
76 points
12 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
33 points
106 comments1 min readLW link
(foundational-research.org)

Ureshiku Naritai

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

Op­ti­miz­ing Fuzzies And Utilons: The Altru­ism Chip Jar

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

The Library of Scott Alexandria

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

Could some­one please start a bright home light­ing com­pany?

lincolnquirk26 Nov 2019 19:20 UTC
89 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
172 points
36 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
81 points
6 comments7 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

No Ul­ti­mate Goal and a Small Ex­is­ten­tial Crisis

Logan Riggs24 Jul 2020 18:39 UTC
12 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
148 points
28 comments13 min readLW link1 review

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

Kaj_Sotala2 Aug 2018 8:30 UTC
24 points
6 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
83 points
33 comments3 min readLW link1 review
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

[Question] Can you gain weird­ness points?

NicholasKross31 Jul 2020 3:41 UTC
19 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
25 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Gen­er­al­ized Effi­cient Mar­kets in Poli­ti­cal Power

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

The Su­per­star Effect

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

Nega­tive and Pos­i­tive Selection

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

Tear­ing down the Ch­ester­ton’s Fence principle

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

To­tal horse takeover

KatjaGrace5 Nov 2019 0:10 UTC
90 points
14 comments6 min readLW link1 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
45 points
7 comments32 min readLW link

Healthy Competition

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

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

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

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
52 points
28 comments1 min readLW link

High Challenge

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Dec 2008 0:51 UTC
54 points
75 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
211 points
171 comments16 min readLW link

Ex­is­ten­tial Risk is a sin­gle category

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

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

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

To Spread Science, Keep It Secret

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Mar 2008 5:47 UTC
63 points
50 comments4 min readLW link

You Need More Money

gilch12 Aug 2020 6:16 UTC
51 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
23 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
36 points
15 comments7 min readLW link

Self polic­ing for self doubt

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

Does crime ex­plain the ex­cep­tional US in­car­cer­a­tion rate?

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

Tomb­stone Men­tal­ity

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

Re­peat Un­til Broke

gilch13 Aug 2020 7:19 UTC
12 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
21 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
26 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

Sto­ries About Academia

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

Sto­ries About Progress

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

Nar­row your an­swer space

Vaniver28 Dec 2010 11:38 UTC
33 points
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
25 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
35 points
119 comments6 min readLW link

Public Choice and the Altru­ist’s Burden

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

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

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

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

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

Mar­ket Misconceptions

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

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

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

Pos­tel’s Prin­ci­ple as Mo­ral Aphorism

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

Chart­ing Is Mostly Superstition

gilch23 Aug 2020 20:26 UTC
33 points
17 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
25 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

George3d66 Sep 2020 20:12 UTC
−4 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
21 points
3 comments10 min readLW link

[Question] So­cial Cap­i­tal Paradoxes

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

Com­par­a­tive ad­van­tage and when to blow up your island

dynomight12 Sep 2020 6:20 UTC
140 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
81 points
16 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] Fore­cast­ing Thread: Ex­is­ten­tial Risk

Amandango22 Sep 2020 3:44 UTC
43 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
26 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
76 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
42 points
4 comments13 min readLW link

The Rise and Fall of Amer­i­can Growth: A summary

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

Forc­ing Freedom

vlad.proex6 Oct 2020 18:15 UTC
44 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
84 points
48 comments3 min readLW link1 review

Re­view and Sum­mary of ‘Mo­ral Uncer­tainty’

fin7 Oct 2020 17:52 UTC
11 points
7 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

Log­i­cal Foun­da­tions of Govern­ment Policy

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

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

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
2 comments1 min readLW link

The Uncer­tainty of Death and Taxes

Zvi21 Oct 2020 18:10 UTC
25 points
0 comments10 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] What’s the differ­ence be­tween GAI and a gov­ern­ment?

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

The bads of ads

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

[Question] Should we use qual­ifiers in speech?

Adam Zerner23 Oct 2020 4:46 UTC
35 points
34 comments1 min readLW link

Pow­er­less Mo­ral Evaluation

SocratesDissatisfied23 Oct 2020 10:44 UTC
5 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

(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
21 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Bab­ble challenge: 50 ways to stop torture

seed27 Oct 2020 19:38 UTC
8 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

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

plex28 Oct 2020 18:27 UTC
15 points
35 comments1 min readLW link

AI risk hub in Sin­ga­pore?

Daniel Kokotajlo29 Oct 2020 11:45 UTC
51 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 comments18 min readLW link

Fore­cast­ing Newslet­ter: Oc­to­ber 2020.

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

Should stu­dents be al­lowed to give good teach­ers a bonus?

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
7 points
1 comment8 min readLW link

Notes on Jus­tice (as a virtue)

David Gross5 Nov 2020 20:27 UTC
5 points
4 comments9 min readLW link

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

Raemon8 Jun 2019 0:24 UTC
135 points
55 comments12 min readLW link3 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

Jeffrey Ladish7 Nov 2020 5:42 UTC
113 points
47 comments11 min readLW link3 reviews

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

johnswentworth8 Nov 2020 19:16 UTC
71 points
24 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
42 points
20 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
55 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
60 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
28 points
3 comments4 min readLW link
(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

Be­ware Ex­per­i­ments Without Evaluation

Davis_Kingsley15 Nov 2020 8:18 UTC
75 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
54 points
12 comments2 min readLW link1 review

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
20 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
23 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
41 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
73 points
24 comments11 min readLW link1 review

Epistemic Progress

ozziegooen20 Nov 2020 19:58 UTC
53 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
86 points
60 comments4 min readLW link
(sideways-view.com)

Man­i­festo of the Silent Minority

lsusr24 Nov 2020 5:30 UTC
56 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
27 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Squig­gle: Tech­ni­cal Overview

ozziegooen25 Nov 2020 20:51 UTC
18 points
3 comments9 min readLW link

Nash Score for Vot­ing Techniques

abramdemski26 Nov 2020 19:29 UTC
19 points
12 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
38 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
38 points
25 comments1 min readLW link

Philo­soph­i­cal Jus­tifi­ca­tions for Torture

ike3 Dec 2020 22:14 UTC
−3 points
1 comment2 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
146 points
12 comments3 min readLW link2 reviews
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Parable of the Dammed

johnswentworth10 Dec 2020 0:08 UTC
105 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
43 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
34 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
316 points
39 comments4 min readLW link1 review
(www.benkuhn.net)

Why quan­ti­ta­tive meth­ods are heartwarming

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

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

Kaj_Sotala14 Dec 2020 20:18 UTC
34 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
42 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
81 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
59 points
4 comments5 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Whole­hearted choices and “moral­ity as taxes”

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

Mo­ral moralizing

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

Sunzi’s《Meth­ods of War》- Plan­ning Attacks

lsusr23 Dec 2020 21:52 UTC
36 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

100 Tips for a Bet­ter Life

Ideopunk22 Dec 2020 14:30 UTC
383 points
127 comments9 min readLW link1 review

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

Raemon29 Dec 2020 2:37 UTC
70 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
74 points
5 comments6 min readLW link

The de­spair of nor­ma­tive re­al­ism bot

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

The Na­tional Defense Autho­riza­tion Act Con­tains AI Provisions

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

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
101 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
45 points
32 comments4 min readLW link

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

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

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

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

The im­pact merge

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

What is the cur­rency of the fu­ture? 5 sug­ges­tions.

ViktorThink13 Jan 2021 21:10 UTC
17 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
26 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

Ci­ti­zen­ship in a Republic

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

[Question] How do you mea­sure con­for­mity?

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

Ac­tu­ally pos­si­ble: thoughts on Utopia

Joe Carlsmith18 Jan 2021 8:27 UTC
84 points
8 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
40 points
0 comments6 min readLW link

For Bet­ter Com­ment­ing, Avoid PONDS

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

A few thought on the in­ner ring

KatjaGrace21 Jan 2021 3:40 UTC
60 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
91 points
25 comments9 min readLW link

Help your ri­vals when they are numerous

lsusr22 Jan 2021 20:51 UTC
30 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
27 points
8 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
35 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
173 points
73 comments8 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

[Question] Rea­sons against anti-aging

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

Reve­la­tion and mathematics

George3d625 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
157 points
30 comments4 min readLW link

#4.3: Cry­on­ics-friendly in­surance agents

mingyuan27 Jan 2021 21:13 UTC
33 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

#4.2: Cry­on­ics-friendly life in­surance carriers

mingyuan27 Jan 2021 21:05 UTC
30 points
5 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?

George3d627 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
63 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

Aaron Bergman29 Jan 2021 3:49 UTC
24 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
94 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
141 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
53 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
230 points
76 comments17 min readLW link

Ap­ply to Effec­tive Altru­ism Funds now

Jonas Vollmer13 Feb 2021 13:36 UTC
25 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
63 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
270 points
89 comments2 min readLW link

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

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

The Fu­ture of Nu­clear Arms Con­trol?

Gentzel15 Feb 2021 1:50 UTC
28 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
24 points
3 comments21 min readLW link

Notes on Amiability

David Gross15 Feb 2021 19:34 UTC
15 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
66 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
32 comments39 min readLW link

[Question] Are we pre­pared for So­lar Storms?

Self-Embedded Agent17 Feb 2021 15:38 UTC
22 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
17 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
104 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
7 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
17 points
3 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
53 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
36 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
23 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
41 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

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
188 points
86 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
200 points
77 comments12 min readLW link

A whirlwind tour of Ethereum finance

cata2 Mar 2021 9:36 UTC
233 points
53 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
67 points
6 comments11 min readLW link

Thoughts On Computronium

Darklight3 Mar 2021 21:52 UTC
7 points
6 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
2 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Grabby aliens and Zoo hy­poth­e­sis

avturchin4 Mar 2021 13:03 UTC
12 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Take­aways from the In­tel­li­gence Ris­ing RPG

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

Why Selec­tive Breed­ing is a Bad Way to do Ge­netic Engineering

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

[Question] What eth­i­cal thought ex­per­i­ments can be re­versed?

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

Thoughts on the Repug­nant Conclusion

Tomás B.7 Mar 2021 19:00 UTC
9 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Teach­ing to Compromise

Martin Sustrik7 Mar 2021 13:57 UTC
15 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
57 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
8 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
31 points
25 comments5 min readLW link

Direct effects mat­ter!

Aaron Bergman14 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
−2 points
1 comment30 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

David Scott Krueger (formerly: capybaralet)14 Mar 2021 17:25 UTC
56 points
14 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
37 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
3 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Poli­tics is way too meta

Rob Bensinger17 Mar 2021 7:04 UTC
254 points
44 comments11 min readLW link

The EMH is False—Spe­cific Strong Evidence

sapphire18 Mar 2021 18:38 UTC
60 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
57 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
13 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
9 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Vio­lat­ing the EMH—Pre­dic­tion Markets

sapphire28 Mar 2021 4:05 UTC
40 points
9 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
114 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
107 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

2 in­no­va­tive life ex­ten­sion ap­proaches us­ing cry­on­ics technology

Mati_Roy2 Apr 2021 0:54 UTC
41 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
9 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
81 points
15 comments3 min readLW link

His­tor­i­cal Ex­am­ples of Op­po­si­tion to Tech­nolog­i­cal Progress

chw5 Apr 2021 21:26 UTC
18 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
137 points
25 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
28 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
18 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
111 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
36 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
125 points
46 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
41 points
5 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?

David Scott Krueger (formerly: capybaralet)17 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
24 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?

Alex Flint21 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
51 points
18 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

sapphire3 May 2021 4:55 UTC
153 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
11 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

Aaron Bergman7 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
71 points
45 comments18 min readLW link

Restricted Anti­na­tal­ism on Subagents

Josephine13 May 2021 1:48 UTC
4 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

Alex Flint14 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

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

hunterglenn15 May 2021 23:24 UTC
23 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

nikos17 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

Aaron Bergman23 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
25 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
10 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
139 points
17 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
28 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
17 comments1 min readLW link

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

FlorianH11 Jun 2021 15:42 UTC
5 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

May 2021 Gw­ern.net newsletter

gwern11 Jun 2021 14:13 UTC
31 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
30 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
6 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

Aryeh Englander17 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
16 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
55 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
28 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

An an­i­mated in­tro­duc­tion to longter­mism (feat. Robert Miles)

Writer21 Jun 2021 19:24 UTC
18 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
−5 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

On the limits of ideal­ized values

Joe Carlsmith22 Jun 2021 2:10 UTC
99 points
21 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
189 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
36 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
33 comments1 min readLW link

Nu­clear Strat­egy in a Semi-Vuln­er­a­ble World

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

Op­ti­mism about So­cial Technology

mike_hawke27 Jun 2021 23:35 UTC
23 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?

Eric Neyman4 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

Aaron Bergman6 Jul 2021 0:14 UTC
173 points
24 comments5 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

Po­ten­tial Bot­tle­necks to Tak­ing Over The World

johnswentworth6 Jul 2021 19:34 UTC
126 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
45 points
36 comments3 min readLW link

Open Philan­thropy is seek­ing pro­pos­als for out­reach projects

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

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

ryan_greenblatt17 Jul 2021 12:56 UTC
16 points
5 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

Adam Zerner19 Jul 2021 6:13 UTC
18 points
9 comments10 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
90 points
18 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
31 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

The Walk­ing Dead

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

Fire Law Incentives

jefftk22 Jul 2021 12:30 UTC
32 points
23 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
6 comments4 min readLW link

Test­ing New­port’s “Digi­tal Min­i­mal­ism” at CEEALAR

KurtB27 Jul 2021 18:28 UTC
17 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

[Question] How much do vari­a­tions in diet qual­ity de­ter­mine in­di­vi­d­ual pro­duc­tivity?

Natália Coelho Mendonça28 Jul 2021 3:05 UTC
35 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

Delta Strain: Fact Dump and Some Policy Takeaways

Connor_Flexman28 Jul 2021 3:38 UTC
119 points
60 comments16 min readLW link

Risk Premiums vs Pre­dic­tion Markets

SimonM28 Jul 2021 23:03 UTC
33 points
6 comments6 min readLW link

Slack Has Pos­i­tive Ex­ter­nal­ities For Groups

johnswentworth29 Jul 2021 15:03 UTC
77 points
11 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Do we have a term for the is­sue with quan­tify­ing policy effect Scott Alexan­der stum­bled on mul­ti­ple times?

yhoiseth29 Jul 2021 8:45 UTC
11 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

Con­tin­u­ous Minor­ity Elimination

MakoYass29 Jul 2021 9:29 UTC
6 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Brief thoughts on in­effi­cient writ­ing systems

Srdjan Miletic29 Jul 2021 20:20 UTC
21 points
36 comments2 min readLW link

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

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

[Question] Tor­ture vs Specks: Sadist version

andrew sauer31 Jul 2021 23:33 UTC
11 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

Cog­ni­tive Im­pacts of Co­caine Use

Xodarap31 Jul 2021 21:53 UTC
24 points
8 comments3 min readLW link

Who de­cides what should be worked on?

Aglaya Ivanovna1 Aug 2021 17:26 UTC
39 points
8 comments4 min readLW link

How Many Afford­able Units?

jefftk2 Aug 2021 16:20 UTC
12 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Cur­ing in­san­ity with malaria

Swimmer9634 Aug 2021 2:28 UTC
155 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Scien­tific Free­dom by Don Braben

willbobaggins4 Aug 2021 1:38 UTC
12 points
0 comments8 min readLW link

Con­tri­bu­tion-Ad­justed Utility Max­i­miza­tion Funds: An Early Proposal

ozziegooen4 Aug 2021 17:09 UTC
18 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

Should doc­tors be neu­tral?

Swimmer9634 Aug 2021 20:37 UTC
31 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Train­ing Bet­ter Ra­tion­al­ists?

Davis_Kingsley5 Aug 2021 11:13 UTC
42 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Mov­ing Away From The GPL

jefftk6 Aug 2021 11:50 UTC
22 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] What are some good pieces on civ­i­liza­tional de­cay /​ civ­i­liza­tional col­lapse /​ weak­en­ing of so­cietal fabric?

Eli Tyre6 Aug 2021 7:18 UTC
20 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Thoughts on the Re­cent Haitian Assassination

rockthecasbah6 Aug 2021 15:00 UTC
31 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

A map: “Global Catas­trophic Risks of Scien­tific Ex­per­i­ments”

avturchin7 Aug 2021 15:35 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

There are trans­par­ent mon­sters in the world—part 1

Writer8 Aug 2021 19:47 UTC
6 points
6 comments4 min readLW link
(youtu.be)

In­ter­est in Biosta­sis: Much More Than You Wanted to Know. (Re­sults from the ACX 2021 Biosta­sis/​Cry­on­ics Sur­vey)

Synaptic11 Aug 2021 0:43 UTC
30 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(synopticz.github.io)

Danger­ous Vir­tual Worlds

Davis_Kingsley11 Aug 2021 12:53 UTC
9 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

Might in­tel­li­gence de­crease among hu­man­ity?

throwawayaccount11112 Aug 2021 0:05 UTC
−3 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

A deeper look at dox­epin and the FDA

AllAmericanBreakfast13 Aug 2021 18:59 UTC
22 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

Coase’s “Na­ture of the Firm” on Polyamory

1a3orn13 Aug 2021 13:15 UTC
77 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

Tran­si­tive Tol­er­ance Means Intolerance

orthonormal14 Aug 2021 17:52 UTC
38 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

Pe­dophile Problems

rogersbacon15 Aug 2021 18:23 UTC
1 point
11 comments5 min readLW link

Utili­tar­i­anism Ex­pressed in Julia

Erich_Grunewald15 Aug 2021 11:31 UTC
12 points
0 comments12 min readLW link
(www.erichgrunewald.com)

Chas­ing Infinities

Michael Bateman16 Aug 2021 1:19 UTC
2 points
1 comment9 min readLW link

Si­mul­ta­neous Re­dun­dant Research

eg17 Aug 2021 12:17 UTC
4 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

A Modest Pro­posal: Log­ging for Environmentalists

localdeity18 Aug 2021 21:53 UTC
19 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

A Bet­ter Web is Coming

matto21 Aug 2021 20:46 UTC
30 points
18 comments6 min readLW link

Is top-down ve­g­anism un­eth­i­cal?

Malmesbury22 Aug 2021 16:53 UTC
14 points
16 comments4 min readLW link
(www.telescopic-turnip.net)

Cry­on­ics prices were more com­pli­cated when I dou­ble-clicked

tcelferact23 Aug 2021 1:26 UTC
11 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Ap­ply to the new Open Philan­thropy Tech­nol­ogy Policy Fel­low­ship!

Mauricio22 Aug 2021 23:45 UTC
12 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

Bet­ter Pass­word Peppering

Yoav Ravid24 Aug 2021 10:19 UTC
5 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] [Deleted]

Final_Plans898926 Aug 2021 17:02 UTC
−3 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Amy­loid Plaques: Chem­i­cal Streetlight, Med­i­cal Goodhart

Jemist26 Aug 2021 21:25 UTC
17 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Could you have stopped Ch­er­nobyl?

Carlos Ramirez27 Aug 2021 1:48 UTC
29 points
17 comments8 min readLW link

Altru­ism Un­der Ex­treme Uncertainty

lsusr27 Aug 2021 6:58 UTC
36 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

Mo­ral Golems As­sume Uncertainty

Erich_Grunewald28 Aug 2021 14:05 UTC
4 points
2 comments7 min readLW link
(www.erichgrunewald.com)

[ACX Linkpost] High­lights From The Com­ments On Miss­ing School

mike_hawke29 Aug 2021 8:01 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(astralcodexten.substack.com)

Hu­man­ity is Win­ning the Fight Against In­fec­tious Disease

lsusr30 Aug 2021 1:31 UTC
60 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

A Small Vacation

DanB29 Aug 2021 19:55 UTC
44 points
24 comments8 min readLW link

An­ti­dotes to Num­ber Numbness

Collisteru30 Aug 2021 20:17 UTC
12 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

US Mili­tary Global In­for­ma­tion Dom­i­nance Experiments

NunoSempere1 Sep 2021 13:34 UTC
21 points
0 comments4 min readLW link
(www.defense.gov)

We are failing to see how much bet­ter off hu­man­ity could be (trans­par­ent mon­sters part 2)

Writer2 Sep 2021 10:52 UTC
7 points
3 comments4 min readLW link
(youtu.be)

A lost 80s/​90s metaphor: play­ing the demo

CraigMichael2 Sep 2021 8:45 UTC
35 points
8 comments4 min readLW link

All Pos­si­ble Views About Hu­man­ity’s Fu­ture Are Wild

HoldenKarnofsky3 Sep 2021 20:19 UTC
140 points
39 comments8 min readLW link

The Most Im­por­tant Cen­tury: Se­quence Introduction

HoldenKarnofsky3 Sep 2021 20:19 UTC
68 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

The Co­or­di­na­tion Fron­tier: Se­quence Intro

Raemon4 Sep 2021 22:11 UTC
157 points
21 comments6 min readLW link

Co­or­di­na­tion Schemes Are Cap­i­tal Investments

Raemon6 Sep 2021 23:27 UTC
135 points
28 comments7 min readLW link

The Du­pli­ca­tor: In­stant Clon­ing Would Make the World Econ­omy Explode

HoldenKarnofsky8 Sep 2021 0:06 UTC
59 points
39 comments7 min readLW link

Plea­sure and Pain are Long-Tailed

lsusr9 Sep 2021 5:10 UTC
36 points
10 comments4 min readLW link

[linkpost] Poli­ti­cal Cap­i­tal Flow Man­age­ment and the Im­por­tance of Yutting

mike_hawke10 Sep 2021 7:27 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(everythingstudies.com)

Digi­tal Peo­ple FAQ

HoldenKarnofsky13 Sep 2021 15:24 UTC
28 points
14 comments16 min readLW link

Digi­tal Peo­ple Would Be An Even Big­ger Deal

HoldenKarnofsky13 Sep 2021 15:23 UTC
34 points
14 comments13 min readLW link

Com­ments on Ja­cob Falkovich on loneliness

Alex Flint16 Sep 2021 22:04 UTC
29 points
9 comments16 min readLW link

Let Us Do Our Work As Well

jsteinhardt17 Sep 2021 0:40 UTC
7 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(bounded-regret.ghost.io)

Great Power Conflict

Zach Stein-Perlman17 Sep 2021 15:00 UTC
11 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

Book re­view: The Check­list Manifesto

Swimmer96317 Sep 2021 23:09 UTC
117 points
17 comments5 min readLW link

Norm In­no­va­tion and The­ory of Mind

Raemon18 Sep 2021 21:38 UTC
71 points
13 comments7 min readLW link

This Can’t Go On

HoldenKarnofsky18 Sep 2021 23:50 UTC
67 points
52 comments7 min readLW link

Or­di­nary Peo­ple and Ex­traor­di­nary Evil: A Re­port on the Beguil­ings of Evil

David Gross20 Sep 2021 15:19 UTC
43 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

GiveWell Dona­tion Matching

jefftk21 Sep 2021 22:50 UTC
10 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

[Question] Weird mod­els of coun­try de­vel­op­ment?

Connor_Flexman22 Sep 2021 17:39 UTC
7 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Fore­cast­ing Trans­for­ma­tive AI, Part 1: What Kind of AI?

HoldenKarnofsky24 Sep 2021 0:46 UTC
17 points
17 comments9 min readLW link

Schools prob­a­bly do do something

Yair Halberstadt26 Sep 2021 7:21 UTC
25 points
27 comments1 min readLW link

100 Years Of Ex­is­ten­tial Risk

jdp27 Sep 2021 0:31 UTC
62 points
12 comments33 min readLW link
(www.wrestlinggnon.com)

The Trol­ley Problem

lsusr27 Sep 2021 8:26 UTC
30 points
25 comments2 min readLW link

AISC5 Ret­ro­spec­tive: Mechanisms for Avoid­ing Tragedy of the Com­mons in Com­mon Pool Re­source Problems

27 Sep 2021 16:46 UTC
8 points
3 comments7 min readLW link

EA Han­gout Pri­son­ers’ Dilemma

Jeffrey Ladish27 Sep 2021 23:15 UTC
55 points
18 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Prob­lems with us­ing ap­proval vot­ing to elect to a multi-in­di­vi­d­ual body?

RyanCarey28 Sep 2021 11:03 UTC
8 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Is­sues with Giv­ing Multiplier

jefftk29 Sep 2021 21:40 UTC
28 points
0 comments6 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Do­minic Cum­mings : Regime Change #2: A plea to Sili­con Valley

ChristianKl2 Oct 2021 19:35 UTC
68 points
73 comments1 min readLW link
(dominiccummings.substack.com)

En­gag­ing with hy­po­thet­i­cals as they are defined

damiensnyder3 Oct 2021 5:22 UTC
15 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

An­drew Yang on “The Priests of the De­cline”

Timothy Johnson4 Oct 2021 19:24 UTC
16 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.andrewyang.com)

Ap­pro­pri­ately Gray Products

Adam Zerner6 Oct 2021 0:56 UTC
20 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

The­ory: The Poli­ti­cal In­cen­tives for Pro­gres­sive Policy Pro­mote Policy Failure

BDay6 Oct 2021 12:10 UTC
−2 points
6 comments5 min readLW link

Cheap food causes co­op­er­a­tive ethics

lsusr7 Oct 2021 1:52 UTC
70 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

Safety-ca­pa­bil­ities trade­off di­als are in­evitable in AGI

Steven Byrnes7 Oct 2021 19:03 UTC
57 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Ques­tions about YIMBY

Sam Enright8 Oct 2021 12:48 UTC
18 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] Are demo­cratic elec­tions in­com­pe­tence-as-a-ser­vice?

acylhalide8 Oct 2021 13:33 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Does any­one have an anki deck on age­ing /​ re­ju­ve­na­tion biotech­nol­ogy that they could share?

freedomandutility10 Oct 2021 16:54 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

Se­cure homes for digi­tal people

paulfchristiano10 Oct 2021 15:50 UTC
149 points
39 comments9 min readLW link
(sideways-view.com)

Book Re­view: Open Borders

Sam Enright10 Oct 2021 12:27 UTC
24 points
19 comments12 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Ex­is­ten­tial Risk and Growth

jkim211 Oct 2021 1:07 UTC
9 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

Is nuk­ing women and chil­dren cheaper than fire­bomb­ing them?

lsusr14 Oct 2021 8:25 UTC
25 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The Ethics of What We Eat

Jonah_O18 Oct 2021 8:16 UTC
20 points
1 comment11 min readLW link

[Book Re­view] “Suffer­ing-fo­cused Ethics” by Mag­nus Vinding

KStub28 Dec 2021 5:58 UTC
13 points
3 comments24 min readLW link

Sen­tience, Sapi­ence, Con­scious­ness & Self-Aware­ness: Defin­ing Com­plex Terms

LukeOnline20 Oct 2021 13:48 UTC
8 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

NATO: Cog­ni­tive War­fare Project

ChristianKl21 Oct 2021 9:57 UTC
20 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(www.innovationhub-act.org)

How to es­ti­mate my prob­a­bil­ity of get­ting a (com­pet­i­tive) job in Academia

rockthecasbah22 Oct 2021 23:58 UTC
8 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Where are the quick, easy wins?

Barry_Cotter23 Oct 2021 0:27 UTC
11 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

Frank­furt Dec­la­ra­tion on the Cam­bridge Dec­la­ra­tion on Consciousness

Jan24 Oct 2021 9:54 UTC
9 points
3 comments5 min readLW link
(universalprior.substack.com)

[Question] No, re­ally, can “dead” time be sal­vaged?

NicholasKross26 Oct 2021 0:02 UTC
12 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

X-Risk, An­throp­ics, & Peter Thiel’s In­vest­ment Thesis

Jackson Wagner26 Oct 2021 18:50 UTC
21 points
1 comment19 min readLW link

Every­thing Stud­ies on Cyn­i­cal Theories

DanielFilan27 Oct 2021 1:31 UTC
25 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(everythingstudies.com)

Selfish­ness, prefer­ence falsifi­ca­tion, and AI alignment

jessicata28 Oct 2021 0:16 UTC
50 points
29 comments13 min readLW link
(unstableontology.com)

Save the kid, ruin the suit; Ac­cept­able util­ity ex­change rates; Distributed util­ity calcu­la­tions; Civic du­ties matter

spkoc28 Oct 2021 11:51 UTC
3 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

A sys­tem of in­finite ethics

Chantiel29 Oct 2021 19:37 UTC
2 points
60 comments8 min readLW link

A Roadmap to a Post-Scarcity Economy

Lorenzo Rex30 Oct 2021 9:04 UTC
3 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Quick gen­eral thoughts on suffer­ing and consciousness

Rob Bensinger30 Oct 2021 18:05 UTC
33 points
42 comments21 min readLW link

Both or Nothing

Chris_Leong31 Oct 2021 7:33 UTC
29 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Effec­tive Evil

lsusr2 Nov 2021 0:26 UTC
93 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

Notes on Shame

David Gross2 Nov 2021 4:33 UTC
19 points
6 comments17 min readLW link

[Question] Can homo-sapi­ens sus­tain an econ­omy par­allel to AI’s?

qbolec2 Nov 2021 7:03 UTC
4 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Tran­script: “You Should Read HPMOR”

TurnTrout2 Nov 2021 18:20 UTC
110 points
11 comments5 min readLW link

Paths For­ward: Scal­ing the Shar­ing of In­for­ma­tion and Solutions

Zvi2 Nov 2021 23:50 UTC
64 points
21 comments21 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

What is the link be­tween al­tru­ism and in­tel­li­gence?

Ruralvisitor833 Nov 2021 23:59 UTC
3 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

Y2K: Suc­cess­ful Prac­tice for AI Alignment

Darmani5 Nov 2021 6:09 UTC
47 points
5 comments6 min readLW link

Con­cen­tra­tion of Force

Duncan_Sabien6 Nov 2021 8:20 UTC
202 points
21 comments12 min readLW link

Night­clubs in Heaven?

Jemist5 Nov 2021 23:28 UTC
10 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

There Meat Come A Scan­dal...

NicholasKross7 Nov 2021 20:52 UTC
30 points
7 comments3 min readLW link
(www.thinkingmuchbetter.com)

[Question] Is there a clearly laid-out write-up of the case to drop Covid pre­cau­tions?

AspiringRationalist9 Nov 2021 2:46 UTC
46 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Erase button

Astor9 Nov 2021 9:39 UTC
3 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Dis­cus­sion with Eliezer Yud­kowsky on AGI interventions

11 Nov 2021 3:01 UTC
327 points
256 comments34 min readLW link

Avoid­ing Nega­tive Ex­ter­nal­ities—a the­ory with spe­cific ex­am­ples—Part 1

M. Y. Zuo12 Nov 2021 4:09 UTC
1 point
4 comments6 min readLW link

[linkpost] Crypto Cities

mike_hawke12 Nov 2021 21:26 UTC
25 points
13 comments1 min readLW link
(vitalik.ca)

Co­or­di­na­tion Skills I Wish I Had For the Pandemic

Raemon13 Nov 2021 23:32 UTC
76 points
6 comments6 min readLW link

An Emer­gency Fund for Effec­tive Altru­ists (sec­ond ver­sion)

bice14 Nov 2021 18:28 UTC
12 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Ed­u­ca­tion on My Homeworld

lsusr14 Nov 2021 10:16 UTC
37 points
19 comments5 min readLW link

What the fu­ture will look like

avantika.mehra15 Nov 2021 5:14 UTC
7 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Why Save The Drown­ing Child: Ethics Vs Theory

Raymond D16 Nov 2021 19:07 UTC
15 points
12 comments4 min readLW link

[linkpost] Pro­ject Blueprint: ‘Mea­sur­ing and then max­i­mally re­vers­ing the quan­tified biolog­i­cal age of my or­gans’

matteodimaio16 Nov 2021 2:48 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

The Greedy Doc­tor Problem

Jan16 Nov 2021 22:06 UTC
6 points
10 comments12 min readLW link
(universalprior.substack.com)

Quadratic Vot­ing and Collusion

leogao17 Nov 2021 0:19 UTC
41 points
27 comments2 min readLW link

Am­bi­tious Altru­is­tic Soft­ware Eng­ineer­ing Efforts: Op­por­tu­ni­ties and Benefits

ozziegooen19 Nov 2021 17:55 UTC
42 points
1 comment9 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

Awe­some-github Post-Scarcity List

Lorenzo Rex20 Nov 2021 8:47 UTC
3 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Eat the cute an­i­mals instead

Andrew Vlahos21 Nov 2021 1:06 UTC
−4 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Vi­talik: Cryp­toe­co­nomics and X-Risk Re­searchers Should Listen to Each Other More

Emerson Spartz21 Nov 2021 18:53 UTC
45 points
9 comments5 min readLW link

Slightly ad­vanced de­ci­sion the­ory 102: Four rea­sons not to be a (naive) util­ity maximizer

Jan23 Nov 2021 11:02 UTC
10 points
0 comments15 min readLW link
(universalprior.substack.com)

Co­or­di­nat­ing the Unequal Treaties

lsusr25 Nov 2021 10:47 UTC
29 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

First Strike and Se­cond Strike

lsusr25 Nov 2021 9:23 UTC
19 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Al­most ev­ery­one should be less afraid of lawsuits

alyssavance27 Nov 2021 2:06 UTC
188 points
16 comments5 min readLW link

Tears Must Flow

sapphire30 Nov 2021 18:37 UTC
17 points
27 comments1 min readLW link

The Limits Of Medicine—Part 1 - Small Molecules

George3d61 Dec 2021 15:51 UTC
26 points
1 comment9 min readLW link
(www.epistem.ink)

“In­fo­haz­ard” is a pre­dom­i­nantly con­flict-the­o­retic concept

jessicata2 Dec 2021 17:54 UTC
39 points
17 comments14 min readLW link
(unstableontology.com)

[Question] Where in the world will a UBI de­velop first?

Asgård3 Dec 2021 15:54 UTC
4 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Rus­sian x-risks newslet­ter fall 2021

avturchin3 Dec 2021 13:06 UTC
29 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Se­cond-or­der se­lec­tion against the immortal

Malmesbury3 Dec 2021 5:01 UTC
35 points
42 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] What would be the pros and cons of a gov­ern­ment-backed, prop­erty-based cryp­tocur­rency?

Asgård5 Dec 2021 17:57 UTC
−3 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

Ex­trin­sic and In­trin­sic Mo­ral Frameworks

lsusr11 Dec 2021 5:28 UTC
14 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

For and Against Lot­ter­ies in Elite Univer­sity Admissions

Sam Enright12 Dec 2021 13:41 UTC
10 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

Sub­way Slides

jefftk16 Dec 2021 19:30 UTC
11 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Ven­ture Gran­ters, The VCs of pub­lic goods, in­cen­tiviz­ing good dreams

MakoYass17 Dec 2021 8:57 UTC
11 points
8 comments13 min readLW link

Univer­sal coun­ter­ar­gu­ment against “bad­ness of death” is wrong

avturchin18 Dec 2021 16:02 UTC
27 points
42 comments1 min readLW link

A Tree of Light

Jarred Filmer18 Dec 2021 0:36 UTC
7 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Falsify­ing Eth­i­cal Values

lsusr19 Dec 2021 1:44 UTC
5 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Ma­nipu­la­tion re­sis­tance of futarchy

harper owen21 Dec 2021 0:33 UTC
4 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Two (very differ­ent) kinds of donors

Duncan_Sabien22 Dec 2021 1:43 UTC
95 points
19 comments3 min readLW link

“A Harm­ful Idea”

philosophytorres14 Jan 2022 22:09 UTC
−41 points
7 comments25 min readLW link

Mo­ral­ity and con­strained max­i­miza­tion, part 1

Joe Carlsmith22 Dec 2021 8:47 UTC
20 points
5 comments11 min readLW link

Specialization

AllAmericanBreakfast23 Dec 2021 3:23 UTC
13 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

Physics Erotica

lsusr23 Dec 2021 11:01 UTC
7 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

An in­ter­view with Dan­ica Remy on pro­tect­ing the Earth from as­ter­oids.

fowlertm26 Dec 2021 21:40 UTC
10 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

In­creased Availa­bil­ity and Willing­ness for De­ploy­ment of Re­sources for Effec­tive Altru­ism and Long-Termism

Evan_Gaensbauer29 Dec 2021 20:30 UTC
33 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

2021/​2022 Prin­ci­ple-driven Reflec­tion/​Plan­ning Workshop

ti_guo1 Jan 2022 23:24 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

An Ob­ser­va­tion of Vav­ilov Day

Elizabeth3 Jan 2022 21:10 UTC
228 points
42 comments3 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

[Question] How do you turn an idea into a re­al­ity? (warn­ing: in­volves poli­tics)

Nicole Dieker4 Jan 2022 19:29 UTC
8 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

An­i­mal welfare EA and per­sonal dietary options

Rob Bensinger5 Jan 2022 18:53 UTC
38 points
33 comments3 min readLW link

How To Raise Others’ Aspira­tions in 17 Easy Steps

chanamessinger6 Jan 2022 0:14 UTC
104 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Un­con­tro­ver­sially good legislation

braces10 Jan 2022 2:26 UTC
32 points
57 comments1 min readLW link

Mo­ral­ity and con­strained max­i­miza­tion, part 2

Joe Carlsmith12 Jan 2022 1:42 UTC
12 points
0 comments29 min readLW link

Progress, hu­man­ism, agency: An in­tel­lec­tual core for the progress movement

jasoncrawford12 Jan 2022 0:06 UTC
11 points
11 comments4 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

(briefly) RaDVaC and SMTM, two things we should be doing

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Jan 2022 6:20 UTC
229 points
78 comments3 min readLW link

Paper claims: “Ra­tion­al­ity” fla­vored words rose since 1850, be­gan de­clin­ing ~1980

Raemon12 Jan 2022 23:11 UTC
15 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(phys.org)

On Virtue

Midnight_Analyst13 Jan 2022 16:36 UTC
12 points
16 comments5 min readLW link

2020 Re­view Article

Vaniver14 Jan 2022 4:58 UTC
74 points
3 comments7 min readLW link

Value No­tion—Ques­tions to Ask

aysajan17 Jan 2022 15:35 UTC
5 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Be­ing the Hero is hard with the void

Johannes C. Mayer17 Jan 2022 11:27 UTC
5 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

How to Build New Coun­tries à la 1729?

jdcampolargo17 Jan 2022 22:53 UTC
−1 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

[Question] The un­falsifi­able be­lief in (dooms­day) su­per­in­tel­li­gence sce­nar­ios?

Hickey17 Jan 2022 21:02 UTC
−5 points
28 comments1 min readLW link

The Liar and the Scold

Tomás B.20 Jan 2022 20:31 UTC
79 points
13 comments12 min readLW link

The ig­no­rance of nor­ma­tive re­al­ism bot

Joe Carlsmith18 Jan 2022 5:26 UTC
25 points
5 comments35 min readLW link

De­scrip­tive vs. pre­scrip­tive optimism

jasoncrawford22 Jan 2022 19:50 UTC
18 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Why ra­tio­nal­ists should care (more) about free software

RichardJActon23 Jan 2022 17:31 UTC
66 points
43 comments5 min readLW link

Hyper­palat­able Food Hy­poth­e­sis: A LessWrong Study?

BDay23 Jan 2022 5:43 UTC
23 points
33 comments1 min readLW link

Vav­ilov Day Starts Tomorrow

Elizabeth25 Jan 2022 18:00 UTC
34 points
7 comments2 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Why do we need a NEW philos­o­phy of progress?

jasoncrawford25 Jan 2022 17:28 UTC
75 points
26 comments8 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Ad­ver­tis­ing as a Par­a­site on the Se­man­tic Commons

ThomasMore28 Jan 2022 17:38 UTC
34 points
14 comments3 min readLW link

De­sign policy to be testable

Yair Halberstadt31 Jan 2022 6:04 UTC
40 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

On in­finite ethics

Joe Carlsmith31 Jan 2022 7:04 UTC
120 points
68 comments51 min readLW link

Can we grow cars in­stead of build­ing them?

pchvykov30 Jan 2022 21:05 UTC
10 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Au­topi­lot Ethics And The Illu­sory Self

George3d62 Feb 2022 10:11 UTC
9 points
5 comments3 min readLW link
(www.epistem.ink)

On Bounded Distrust

Zvi3 Feb 2022 14:50 UTC
129 points
19 comments56 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Why Do I Think I Have Values?

Jemist3 Feb 2022 13:35 UTC
22 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Blog ded­i­cated to re­build­ing tech­nol­ogy from civ col­lapse?

Zahima4 Feb 2022 23:28 UTC
4 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Bryan Ca­plan meets Socrates

Sam Enright5 Feb 2022 12:24 UTC
93 points
7 comments8 min readLW link

Why I want to make a log­i­cal language

Zmavli Caimle5 Feb 2022 11:52 UTC
11 points
13 comments4 min readLW link

Paradigm-build­ing from first prin­ci­ples: Effec­tive al­tru­ism, AGI, and alignment

Cameron Berg8 Feb 2022 16:12 UTC
24 points
5 comments14 min readLW link

“Mo­ral progress” vs. the sim­ple pas­sage of time

HoldenKarnofsky9 Feb 2022 2:50 UTC
33 points
30 comments3 min readLW link
(www.cold-takes.com)

[Question] How to Le­gally Con­duct “Ra­tion­al­ist Bets” in Cal­ifor­nia?

Davis_Kingsley9 Feb 2022 8:16 UTC
9 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Bet on Rare Un­de­sir­able Out­comes when Seed­ing a Pre­dic­tion Market

lsusr10 Feb 2022 0:20 UTC
32 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Why ra­tio­nal­ists are not much con­cerned about mor­tal­ity?

SurvivalBias10 Feb 2022 0:11 UTC
18 points
94 comments1 min readLW link

Your Ene­mies Can Use Your Pre­dic­tion Mar­kets Against You

lsusr10 Feb 2022 10:37 UTC
41 points
22 comments2 min readLW link

Ri­tu­als and symbolism

TsviBT10 Feb 2022 16:00 UTC
33 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

To Match the Greats, Don’t Fol­low In Their Footsteps

HoldenKarnofsky11 Feb 2022 19:20 UTC
47 points
5 comments4 min readLW link
(www.cold-takes.com)

Sim­plify EA Pitches to “Holy Shit, X-Risk”

Neel Nanda11 Feb 2022 1:59 UTC
44 points
24 comments10 min readLW link
(www.neelnanda.io)

World’s First Oc­to­pus Farm—Linkpost to a Linkpost

Pattern12 Feb 2022 23:31 UTC
11 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Defend­ing One-Di­men­sional Ethics

HoldenKarnofsky15 Feb 2022 17:20 UTC
15 points
8 comments17 min readLW link
(www.cold-takes.com)

Why Doesn’t Health­care Im­prove Health?

George3d616 Feb 2022 11:28 UTC
59 points
18 comments12 min readLW link
(www.epistem.ink)

Monks of Magnitude

Duncan_Sabien18 Feb 2022 7:48 UTC
94 points
49 comments5 min readLW link

Im­pos­si­bil­ity re­sults for un­bounded utilities

paulfchristiano2 Feb 2022 3:52 UTC
152 points
104 comments8 min readLW link

[Question] Mechanism de­sign /​ queue­ing the­ory for gov­ern­ment to sell visas

RyanCarey19 Feb 2022 12:33 UTC
5 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

Re­view: G.E.M. An­scombe’s “Modern Mo­ral Philos­o­phy”

David Gross20 Feb 2022 18:58 UTC
24 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Con­test for out­lin­ing rules for this con­test.

abramdemski21 Feb 2022 18:44 UTC
40 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

Seek­ing mod­els of LW’s aver­sion to religion

Visible_Ignorance21 Feb 2022 18:54 UTC
24 points
52 comments7 min readLW link

Direct Observation

LoganStrohl21 Feb 2022 20:51 UTC
33 points
5 comments4 min readLW link

Harms and pos­si­bil­ities of schooling

TsviBT22 Feb 2022 7:48 UTC