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World Optimization

Core TagLast edit: 9 Feb 2024 2:14 UTC by jimrandomh

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

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


World Optimization Sub-Topics

Moral Theory

Altruism
Consequentialism
Deontology
Ethics & Morality
Metaethics
Moral Uncertainty

Causes /​ Interventions

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

Working with Humans

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

Applied Topics

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

Value & Virtue

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

Meta

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


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

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

Some­thing to Protect

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

Per­son­al­ized Medicine For Real

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

Pro­ject Pro­posal: Gears of Aging

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

On Caring

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

Beyond the Reach of God

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

Effi­cient Char­ity: Do Unto Others...

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

Scope Insensitivity

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 May 2007 2:53 UTC
273 points
68 comments2 min readLW link

Tran­shu­man­ism as Sim­plified Humanism

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

Inad­e­quacy and Modesty

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Oct 2017 21:51 UTC
130 points
77 comments18 min readLW link

Why any­thing that can be for-profit, should be

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

Med­i­ta­tions On Moloch

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

Ei­genKarma: trust at scale

Henrik Karlsson8 Feb 2023 18:52 UTC
179 points
49 comments5 min readLW link

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)

What an ac­tu­ally pes­simistic con­tain­ment strat­egy looks like

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

Mov­able Hous­ing for Scal­able Cities

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

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

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

[Se­quence an­nounce­ment] In­tro­duc­tion to Mechanism Design

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

In fa­vor of ac­cel­er­at­ing prob­lems you’re try­ing to solve

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

Ex­tract­ing Value from Inad­e­quate Equilibria

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

The Unilat­er­al­ist’s “Curse” Is Mostly Good

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

What failure looks like

paulfchristiano17 Mar 2019 20:18 UTC
396 points
53 comments8 min readLW link2 reviews

4. A Mo­ral Case for Evolved-Sapi­ence-Chau­vinism

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

6. The Mutable Values Prob­lem in Value Learn­ing and CEV

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

Seven Years of Spaced Rep­e­ti­tion Soft­ware in the Classroom

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

Ineffec­tive Altruism

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

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

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

3. Uploading

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

When can Fic­tion Change the World?

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

Why I’m Not Vegan

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

Iter­ated Trust Kickstarters

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

Do your­self a FAVAR: se­cu­rity mindset

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

Life and ex­pand­ing steer­able consequences

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

Land Ho!

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

Pos­si­ble take­aways from the coro­n­avirus pan­demic for slow AI takeoff

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

Effec­tive al­tru­ism and crit­i­cism to­ward ac­tivism: An­swer to a paradox

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

The True Face of the Enemy

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

A Scal­able Ur­ban De­sign and the Sin­gle Build­ing City

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

On Nice­ness: Look­ing for Pos­i­tive Externalities

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

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

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

De­con­struct­ing 321 Voting

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

Multi-Win­ner 3-2-1 Voting

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

Propin­quity Cities So Far

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

Chang­ing the world through slack & hobbies

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

[Question] What are some real life Inad­e­quate Equil­ibria?

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

Some AI re­search ar­eas and their rele­vance to ex­is­ten­tial safety

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

Me­dia Bias

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

Three rea­sons to cooperate

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

Models of Value of Learning

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

[Question] Why max­i­mize hu­man life?

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

Con­sider Ap­ply­ing to the Fu­ture Fel­low­ship at MIT

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

[Question] Isn’t Tesla stock highly un­der­val­ued?

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

[Question] Coron­avirus: Jus­tified Key In­sights Thread

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

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

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

Read­ing the ethi­cists 2: Hunt­ing for AI al­ign­ment papers

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

Reflec­tions on Ar­gu­ing about Politics

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

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

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

Reflec­tions on the cry­on­ics sequence

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

A Solu­tion to the De­sire-Ac­tion Conundrum

ship_shlap7 Feb 2022 18:00 UTC
3 points
12 comments3 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

Des­per­a­tion ham­ster wheels

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

Anti-Aging: State of the Art

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

Ob­jec­tive Dog Rat­ings: The Ir­ish Wolfhound

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

An­nounc­ing Balsa Research

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

The value of x-risk reduction

NathanBarnard22 May 2022 7:44 UTC
4 points
0 comments4 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)

An In­tro­duc­tion to Pre­dic­tion Markets

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

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

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

Wire­head your Chickens

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

How would you gov­ern Mars?

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

Fu­ture Of Work

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

Col­lAc­tion his­tory and les­sons learned

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

Men­tor­ship, Man­age­ment, and Mys­te­ri­ous Old Wizards

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

Notes on “Bioter­ror and Biowar­fare” (2006)

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

Com­bin­ing the best of Ge­or­gian and Har­berger taxes

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

Choice Writ­ings of Do­minic Cummings

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

Con­verg­ing to­ward a Million Worlds

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

Tak­ing Clones Seriously

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

Proso­cial Capitalism

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

Kelly Bet on Everything

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

Par­li­a­ments with­out the Parties

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

Against pop­u­la­tion ethics

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

Christo­pher Alexan­der’s ar­chi­tec­ture for learning

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

How to have Poly­geni­cally Screened Children

GeneSmith7 May 2023 16:01 UTC
332 points
100 comments27 min readLW link

A Toy Model of Hingeyness

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

The World Ac­cord­ing to Do­minic Cummings

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

Com­par­a­tive ad­van­tage and when to blow up your island

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

A Brief Chat on World Government

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

The Case for Hu­man Ge­netic Engineering

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

Nearcast-based “de­ploy­ment prob­lem” analysis

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

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

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

Ob­jec­tive Dog Rat­ings: An In­tro­duc­tion & Explanation

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

Pay­ing peo­ple to vote for good poli­cies.

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

Con­crete pos­i­tive vi­sions for a fu­ture with­out AGI

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

Moloch and multi-level selection

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

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

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

Don’t take bad op­tions away from people

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

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

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

Le­gal­ize bu­tanol?

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

The Flow-Through Fallacy

Chris_Leong13 Sep 2023 4:28 UTC
20 points
7 comments1 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?

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

Redi­rect­ing one’s own taxes as an effec­tive al­tru­ism method

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

Bring back the Colosseums

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

Archipelago and Atomic Communitarianism

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

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

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

the quan­tum am­pli­tude ar­gu­ment against ethics deduplication

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

What does moral progress con­sist of?

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

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

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

So, I Want to Be a “Think­fluencer”

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

Child­hoods of ex­cep­tional people

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

[Question] Fore­stal­ling At­mo­spheric Ignition

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

Moloch and the sand­pile catastrophe

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

Tech­nolog­i­cal Re­s­ur­rec­tion: Two Pos­si­ble Approaches

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

The Kids are Not Okay

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

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

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

On Rais­ing Awareness

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

Build­ing cars we don’t understand

pchvykov7 Feb 2022 16:55 UTC
3 points
3 comments2 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)

Utopic Nightmares

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

[Question] How to mea­sure (hu­man) im­pact?

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

[Question] Good books about over­com­ing co­or­di­na­tion prob­lems?

Sean Aubin2 Feb 2022 19:09 UTC
22 points
14 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

A Primer on United States Treasuries

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

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

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

Triumph & Hope: How Far Hu­man­ity Has Come

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

[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

Can a Ve­gan Diet Be Healthy? A Liter­a­ture Review

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

Does mak­ing un­steady in­cre­men­tal progress work?

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

Utopianism

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

Eight Hun­dred Slightly Poi­soned Word Games

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

A gen­tle apoc­a­lypse

pchvykov16 Aug 2021 5:03 UTC
3 points
5 comments3 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

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

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

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

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

A fate worse than death?

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

Tak­ing money seriously

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

[Question] How to pre­vent au­thor­i­tar­ian re­volts?

lc20 Mar 2022 10:01 UTC
21 points
32 comments1 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

Unforgivable

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

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

How I buy things when Light­cone wants them fast

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

On Mo­ral­ity, Ethics, and all that Jazz

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

Mini thoughts on mintheism

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

Anti-EMH Ev­i­dence (and a plea for help)

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

Coron­avirus as a test-run for X-risks

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

You Can Do Futarchy Yourself

Tetraspace14 Jun 2020 0:16 UTC
60 points
4 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

In­di­vi­d­ual Ra­tion­al­ity Needn’t Gen­er­al­ize to Ra­tional Consensus

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

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

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

How to solve the ar­gu­ment about what the al­gorithm should do

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

Your Cheer­ful Price

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Feb 2021 5:41 UTC
262 points
81 comments17 min readLW link6 reviews

Core Path­ways of Aging

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

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

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

De­sign­ing en­vi­ron­ments to se­lect designs

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

Man­i­fund: 2023 in Review

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

[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

Oc­clu­sions of Mo­ral Knowledge

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

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

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

Be­ware Ex­per­i­ments Without Evaluation

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

Ex­tor­tion beats brinks­man­ship, but the au­di­ence matters

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

[Question] What are Ex­am­ples of Great Distil­lers?

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

Pos­si­ble Diver­gence in AGI Risk Tol­er­ance be­tween Selfish and Altru­is­tic agents

Brad West 9 Sep 2023 0:23 UTC
1 point
1 comment2 min readLW link

Ex­plor­ing Nat­u­ral Disaster Forecasting

GeoVane16 Sep 2023 17:01 UTC
1 point
0 comments5 min readLW link

Are the so­cial sci­ences challeng­ing be­cause of fun­da­men­tal difficul­ties or be­cause of im­posed ones?

ozziegooen10 Nov 2020 4:56 UTC
56 points
12 comments11 min readLW link

Notes on nukes, IR, and AI from “Arse­nals of Folly” (and other books)

tlevin4 Sep 2023 19:02 UTC
11 points
0 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] What Would Ad­vanced So­cial Tech­nol­ogy Look Like?

johnswentworth10 Nov 2020 17:55 UTC
44 points
44 comments1 min readLW link

Co­hab­itive Games so Far

mako yass28 Sep 2023 15:41 UTC
102 points
110 comments19 min readLW link
(makopool.com)

Notes on Honor

David Gross17 Nov 2020 5:25 UTC
20 points
4 comments8 min readLW link

[Question] Is cor­rup­tion a valuable an­ti­dote to over­reg­u­la­tion?

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

In­tro­duce a Speed Maximum

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

The small­est pos­si­ble but­ton (or: moth traps!)

Neil 2 Sep 2023 15:24 UTC
111 points
16 comments3 min readLW link
(neilwarren.substack.com)

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
123 points
47 comments11 min readLW link3 reviews

Com­pet­i­tive Univer­sal Ba­sic Ser­vices?

Gentzel9 Nov 2020 3:20 UTC
13 points
20 comments2 min readLW link
(theconsequentialist.wordpress.com)

Notes on Jus­tice (as a virtue)

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

A Golden Age of Build­ing? Ex­cerpts and les­sons from Em­pire State, Pen­tagon, Skunk Works and SpaceX

jacobjacob1 Sep 2023 4:03 UTC
181 points
23 comments24 min readLW link

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

Raemon8 Jun 2019 0:24 UTC
153 points
52 comments12 min readLW link3 reviews

Sur­face Thoughts Suck

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

Notes on Compassion

David Gross1 Nov 2020 19:10 UTC
22 points
2 comments17 min readLW link

[Linkpost] Michael Niel­sen re­marks on ‘Op­pen­heimer’

22tom31 Aug 2023 15:46 UTC
78 points
7 comments2 min readLW link
(michaelnotebook.com)

In­cen­tive Prob­lems With Cur­rent Fore­cast­ing Com­pe­ti­tions.

9 Nov 2020 16:20 UTC
44 points
21 comments5 min readLW link

Thoughts on Vot­ing Methods

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

[Question] Who can most re­duce X-Risk?

sudhanshu_kasewa28 Aug 2023 14:38 UTC
1 point
12 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 are good elec­tion bet­ting op­por­tu­ni­ties?

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

The bads of ads

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

Why Hunt­ing­ton-Hill?

jefftk25 Oct 2020 0:50 UTC
17 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

How does MIRI Know it Has a Medium Prob­a­bil­ity of Suc­cess?

Peter Wildeford1 Aug 2013 11:42 UTC
35 points
146 comments1 min readLW link

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)

Po­lice vi­o­lence: The veil of darkness

dynomight12 Oct 2020 21:32 UTC
4 points
28 comments1 min readLW link
(dyno-might.github.io)

[Question] What is the most effec­tive anti-tyranny char­ity?

lc15 Aug 2023 15:26 UTC
20 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

How to Price a Fu­tures Contract

lsusr9 Oct 2020 7:37 UTC
15 points
6 comments2 min readLW link

Up­side de­cay—why some peo­ple never get lucky

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

[Question] Is liber­tar­i­anism un­sus­tain­able? Why?

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

Re­view and Sum­mary of ‘Mo­ral Uncer­tainty’

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

Us­ing Threats to Achieve So­cially Op­ti­mal Outcomes

StrivingForLegibility4 Jan 2024 23:30 UTC
8 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Sor­ti­tion Model of Mo­ral Uncertainty

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

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

AspiringRationalist12 Oct 2020 3:39 UTC
23 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Have the lock­downs been worth it?

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

Elec­tion Preparation

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

The Uncer­tainty of Death and Taxes

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

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

DirectedEvolution21 Oct 2020 23:04 UTC
11 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

[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

[Question] Models pre­dict­ing sig­nifi­cant vi­o­lence in the US?

kdbscott25 Oct 2020 18:45 UTC
54 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

On the Dangers of Time Travel

lsusr27 Oct 2020 3:57 UTC
21 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
17 points
35 comments1 min readLW link

AI risk hub in Sin­ga­pore?

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

Nega­tive and Pos­i­tive Selection

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

So­ci­aLLM: pro­posal for a lan­guage model de­sign for per­son­al­ised apps, so­cial sci­ence, and AI safety research

Roman Leventov19 Dec 2023 16:49 UTC
17 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

Fore­cast­ing Newslet­ter: Oc­to­ber 2020.

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

Should stu­dents be al­lowed to give good teach­ers a bonus?

DirectedEvolution2 Nov 2020 0:19 UTC
25 points
28 comments2 min readLW link

What’s wrong with be­ing dumb?

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

Notes on Reverence

David Gross4 Nov 2020 1:35 UTC
7 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Melt­ing democracy

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

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

Sav­ing the world sucks

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

Deeply Cover Car Crashes?

jefftk10 Dec 2023 22:20 UTC
36 points
31 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Cry­on­ics Cost-Benefit Analysis

niplav3 Aug 2020 17:30 UTC
45 points
7 comments32 min readLW link

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

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

johnswentworth8 Nov 2020 19:16 UTC
72 points
23 comments6 min readLW link

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

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

De­fund­ing My Mistake

ymeskhout4 Sep 2023 14:43 UTC
157 points
38 comments6 min readLW link

The pur­pose of the (Mo­saic) law

mruwnik4 Sep 2023 23:38 UTC
7 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

Tweet mar­kets for im­per­sonal truth track­ing?

KatjaGrace10 Nov 2020 7:10 UTC
24 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.com)

Dem­i­na­tal­ist To­tal Utilitarianism

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

How can we lobby to get a vac­cine dis­tributed faster?

Tim Liptrot11 Nov 2020 21:01 UTC
7 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Log­i­cal Foun­da­tions of Govern­ment Policy

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

Good job op­por­tu­ni­ties for helping with the most im­por­tant century

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

[Linkpost/​Video] All The Times We Nearly Blew Up The World

g-w123 Sep 2023 1:18 UTC
6 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.youtube.com)

Help im­prove rea­son­ing eval­u­a­tion in in­tel­li­gence organisations

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

Does davi­dad’s up­load­ing moon­shot work?

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

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

Olga Babeeva20 Oct 2020 21:35 UTC
7 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Re: Some Heroes

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

Forc­ing Freedom

vlad.proex6 Oct 2020 18:15 UTC
43 points
12 comments7 min readLW link

Stock mar­ket hints for 2021 from past crashes

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

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)

Open Com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the Days of Mal­i­cious On­line Actors

ozziegooen7 Oct 2020 16:30 UTC
20 points
10 comments1 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

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 Benev­olent Ruler’s Hand­book (Part 1): The Policy Problem

FCCC6 Aug 2023 3:46 UTC
11 points
3 comments4 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)

[Question] How wor­ried are the rele­vant ex­perts about a mag­netic pole re­ver­sal?

Sunny from QAD7 Oct 2020 16:19 UTC
13 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Mo­ti­va­tors: Altru­is­tic Ac­tions for Non-Altru­is­tic Reasons

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

On R0

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

Pre­dict­ing Virus Rel­a­tive Abun­dance in Wastewater

jefftk10 Aug 2023 15:46 UTC
33 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(naobservatory.org)

Mo­ral in­tu­itions are sur­pris­ingly variable

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

Assess­ment of AI safety agen­das: think about the down­side risk

Roman Leventov19 Dec 2023 9:00 UTC
13 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Stomach Ulcers and Den­tal Cavities

Metacelsus5 Aug 2023 14:08 UTC
56 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(denovo.substack.com)

Buy­ing micro-biostasis

Mati_Roy7 Oct 2020 10:55 UTC
13 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

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

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

Would we even want AI to solve all our prob­lems?

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

Rawls’s Veil of Ig­no­rance Doesn’t Make Any Sense

Arjun Panickssery24 Feb 2024 13:18 UTC
6 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Thoughts on shar­ing in­for­ma­tion about lan­guage model capabilities

paulfchristiano31 Jul 2023 16:04 UTC
191 points
34 comments11 min readLW link

We Need Ma­jor, But Not Rad­i­cal, FDA Reform

Maxwell Tabarrok24 Feb 2024 16:54 UTC
31 points
3 comments7 min readLW link
(www.maximum-progress.com)

How to not be an alarmist

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

“Is There Any­thing That’s Worth More”

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

The Case for Brain-Only Preservation

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

Is ethics a memetic trap ?

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

Why you, per­son­ally, should want a larger hu­man population

jasoncrawford23 Feb 2024 19:48 UTC
24 points
27 comments5 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Eval­u­at­ing Life Ex­ten­sion Ad­vo­cacy Foundation

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

Pri­vacy in a Digi­tal World

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

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

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

[Question] Is there any met­ric mea­sur­ing ~”pro­por­tion of peo­ple cre­at­ing ex­tra value”?

Amal 3 Aug 2023 22:54 UTC
7 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Can we hold in­tel­lec­tu­als to similar pub­lic stan­dards as ath­letes?

ozziegooen7 Oct 2020 4:22 UTC
84 points
48 comments3 min readLW link1 review

Biose­cu­rity Cul­ture, Com­puter Se­cu­rity Culture

jefftk30 Aug 2023 16:40 UTC
103 points
10 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Why a Mars colony would lead to a first strike situation

Remmelt4 Oct 2023 11:29 UTC
−48 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(mflb.com)

Ex­tinc­tion-level Good­hart’s Law as a Prop­erty of the Environment

21 Feb 2024 17:56 UTC
23 points
0 comments10 min readLW link

FUTARCHY NOW BABY

sapphire17 Feb 2024 0:03 UTC
−25 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Fore­cast­ing Thread: Ex­is­ten­tial Risk

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

Ex­pan­sive trans­la­tions: con­sid­er­a­tions and possibilities

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

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

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

Against Victimhood

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

Honor­ing Petrov Day on LessWrong, in 2020

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

The Witness

Richard_Ngo3 Dec 2023 22:27 UTC
100 points
3 comments14 min readLW link
(www.narrativeark.xyz)

AI Risk US Pres­i­den­tial Candidate

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

The Ax­iolog­i­cal Treadmill

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

I’d also take $7 trillion

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

As Few As Possible

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

Effec­tive Altru­ism Book Re­view: Rad­i­cal Abun­dance (Nan­otech­nol­ogy)

Isnasene14 Oct 2018 23:57 UTC
45 points
5 comments19 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

Petrov Day is not about unilat­eral action

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

Progress: Fluke or trend?

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

[Question] So­cial Cap­i­tal Paradoxes

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

On Ch­ester­ton’s Fence

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

Loneli­ness and the para­dox of choice

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

The Short­est Path Between Scylla and Charybdis

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

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

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

Ex­is­ten­tial Risk Per­sua­sion Tournament

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

The ethics of breed­ing to kill

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

The God­dess of Every­thing Else—The Animation

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

Rus­sian x-risks newslet­ter Sum­mer 2020

avturchin1 Sep 2020 14:06 UTC
22 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

Ra­tion­al­ity, Ped­a­gogy, and “Vibes”: Quick Thoughts

NicholasKross15 Jul 2023 2:09 UTC
14 points
1 comment4 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

Distributed pub­lic goods provision

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

Are We Right about How Effec­tive Mock­ery Is?

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

Sur­viv­ing and Shap­ing Long-Term Com­pe­ti­tions: Les­sons from Net Assessment

24 Nov 2023 18:18 UTC
4 points
0 comments13 min readLW link

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

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

AI al­ign­ment as a trans­la­tion problem

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

Sport­ing vs. Herd­ing: two styles of discourse

Suspended Reason25 Jul 2020 1:56 UTC
5 points
4 comments9 min readLW link

Po­lio Lab Leak Caught with Wastew­a­ter Sampling

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

Chart­ing Is Mostly Superstition

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

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

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

A Fresh FAQ on GiveWiki and Im­pact Mar­kets Generally

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

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

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

wis­domism: an un­der­rated moral theory

Peter lawless 5 Jul 2023 17:39 UTC
0 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Nash Equil­ibria and Schel­ling Points

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

How likely is the COVID-19 apoc­a­lyp­tic sce­nario?

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

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

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

Pos­tel’s Prin­ci­ple as Mo­ral Aphorism

eapache23 Aug 2020 19:36 UTC
15 points
3 comments4 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)

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

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

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

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

Wanted: Men­tal Health Pro­gram Man­ager at Re­think Wel­lbe­ing

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

Nega­tivity en­hances positivity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nor­mal­iza­tion of Deviance

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

Sur­vival in the im­moral maze of college

DirectedEvolution8 Jul 2020 21:27 UTC
39 points
15 comments6 min readLW link

Do we get bet­ter or worse at adapt­ing to change?

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

Fore­sight In­sti­tute: 2023 Progress & 2024 Plans for fund­ing benefi­cial tech­nol­ogy development

Allison Duettmann22 Nov 2023 22:09 UTC
24 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

My Men­tal Model of Infohazards

MadHatter23 Nov 2023 2:37 UTC
7 points
33 comments2 min readLW link

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

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

Split-a-Dol­lar Game

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

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

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Apr 2023 0:36 UTC
238 points
38 comments12 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)

The Illu­sion of Eth­i­cal Progress

lsusr28 Jun 2020 9:33 UTC
0 points
39 comments3 min readLW link

Self-sac­ri­fice is a scarce resource

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

Given the Restrict Act, Don’t Ban TikTok

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

Black Box Biology

GeneSmith29 Nov 2023 2:27 UTC
60 points
30 comments2 min readLW link

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

Mikhail Samin13 Feb 2024 23:15 UTC
14 points
1 comment1 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

Votes-per-Dollar

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

AI, Con­scious­ness, and the prob­lem of Mo­ral Considerability

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

Another med­i­cal miracle

Dentin25 Jun 2023 20:43 UTC
177 points
45 comments3 min readLW link

AI Re­search Con­sid­er­a­tions for Hu­man Ex­is­ten­tial Safety (ARCHES)

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

Guided By The Beauty Of Our Weapons

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

Luna First, But Not To Live There

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

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

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

Atem­po­ral Eth­i­cal Obligations

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

Killing Socrates

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

Against ac­cus­ing peo­ple of motte and bailey

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

In­sti­tu­tional Senescence

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

Planecrash Podcast

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

The Rube Gold­berg Ma­chine of Morality

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

Your Pri­ori­ti­za­tion is Underspecified

romeostevensit10 Jul 2020 20:48 UTC
82 points
13 comments5 min readLW link

In­dus­try and workers

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

Med­i­ta­tions on Mot

Richard_Ngo4 Dec 2023 0:19 UTC
50 points
11 comments8 min readLW link
(www.mindthefuture.info)

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

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

Bench­mark­ing Bowtie2 Threading

jefftk1 Dec 2023 20:20 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Cor­rectly Cal­ibrated Trust

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

We’re all in this together

Tamsin Leake5 Dec 2023 13:57 UTC
64 points
65 comments2 min readLW link
(carado.moe)

An­a­lyz­ing the His­tor­i­cal Rate of Catastrophes

jsteinhardt5 Dec 2023 6:30 UTC
15 points
0 comments16 min readLW link
(bounded-regret.ghost.io)

Les­sons from “The Book of My Life”

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

On Car­ing about our AI Progeny

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

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

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

Cri­sis Boot Camp: les­sons learned and im­pli­ca­tions for EA

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

Ureshiku Naritai

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

Op­ti­miz­ing Fuzzies And Utilons: The Altru­ism Chip Jar

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

Don’t pun­ish your­self for bad luck

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

The Library of Scott Alexandria

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

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

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

Could some­one please start a bright home light­ing com­pany?

lincolnquirk26 Nov 2019 19:20 UTC
90 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
102 points
135 comments7 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

Some lesser-known megapro­ject ideas

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

[Question] Are Hu­mans Fun­da­men­tally Good?

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

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

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

Thiel on Progress and Stagnation

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

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

DirectedEvolution20 Jul 2020 18:27 UTC
14 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

When is it Wrong to Click on a Cow?

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

Be impatient

benkuhn24 Jul 2020 1:30 UTC
84 points
5 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

So­cial Im­pact, Effec­tive Altru­ism, and Mo­ti­vated Cognition

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

As­set Prices Con­sis­tently Vio­late Effi­cient Mar­ket Hypothesis

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

[Question] Billion­aire Economics

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

Reread­ing At­las Shrugged

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

Grant ap­pli­ca­tions and grand narratives

Elizabeth2 Jul 2023 0:16 UTC
188 points
20 comments6 min readLW link

Ca­ma­raderie at scale: in search of shared identity

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

Han­son & Mow­show­itz De­bate: COVID-19 Variolation

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

Weird Things About Money

abramdemski3 Oct 2020 17:13 UTC
79 points
31 comments6 min readLW link

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

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

Fix­ing sci­ence via a ba­sic income

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

Would Your Real Prefer­ences Please Stand Up?

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

A Rant on Calcu­lus III

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

[Question] Thoughts on Neu­ral­ink up­date?

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

A $10k retroac­tive grant for VaccinateCA

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

Cog­ni­tive mis­takes I’ve made about COVID-19

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

The fun­nel of hu­man experience

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

[Question] For­bid­den Technology

lsusr25 Apr 2020 7:20 UTC
22 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

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

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

jmh26 Apr 2020 13:52 UTC
5 points
8 comments1 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

[Question] Can you gain weird­ness points?

NicholasKross31 Jul 2020 3:41 UTC
20 points
19 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

“Now here’s why I’m punch­ing you...”

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

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

Light­ness and Unease

TurnTrout21 Mar 2018 5:24 UTC
25 points
2 comments2 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

[Question] ‘Max­i­mum’ level of suffer­ing?

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

What is Your Goal Hive?

Slimepriestess13 Apr 2020 17:51 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

Gen­er­al­ized Effi­cient Mar­kets in Poli­ti­cal Power

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

Emer­gency Cen­tral Planning

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

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

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

In my cul­ture: the re­spon­si­bil­ities of open source maintainers

philh13 Apr 2020 13:40 UTC
41 points
3 comments8 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)

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

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

The Su­per­star Effect

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

[not on­go­ing] Thoughts on Pro­por­tional vot­ing methods

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

In­creas­ing Iso­la­tion Again

jefftk25 Oct 2020 13:10 UTC
11 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Pro­ject ideas: Epistemics

Lukas Finnveden5 Jan 2024 23:41 UTC
35 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(lukasfinnveden.substack.com)

Whence the symp­toms of so­cial me­dia?

KatjaGrace27 Oct 2020 7:30 UTC
20 points
6 comments2 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.com)

[Question] Col­lab­o­ra­tors for Effec­tive Th­e­sis pro­ject wanted

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

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

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

Aligned AI is dual use technology

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

The Dial of Progress

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

One Hun­dred Billion Chil­dren’s Sky

Slimepriestess14 Apr 2020 16:33 UTC
19 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

Light­cone In­fras­truc­ture/​LessWrong is look­ing for funding

habryka14 Jun 2023 4:45 UTC
202 points
38 comments1 min readLW link

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

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

Tear­ing down the Ch­ester­ton’s Fence principle

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

Scrap­ing web­sites cur­rently free due to coronavirus

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

Do you work at an AI lab? Please quit

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

How Effi­cient is the Char­i­ta­ble Mar­ket?

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

Act of Charity

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

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

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

Sanc­tu­ary for Humans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To­tal horse takeover

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

Team Co­he­sion and Ex­clu­sion­ary Egalitarianism

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

The Perver­sity of High Standards

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

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

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

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)

The proper re­sponse to mis­takes that have harmed oth­ers?

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

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

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

Ret­ro­spec­tive: Les­sons from the Failed Align­ment Startup AISafety.com

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

Healthy Competition

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

Re­la­tional Speaking

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

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?

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

Prop­erty as Co­or­di­na­tion Minimization

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

Is util­i­tar­i­anism the re­sult of a Con­flict The­ory sin­gu­lar­ity?

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

Bab­ble on grow­ing trust

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

Ex­po­sure to Lizard­man is Lethal

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

The Army of Jakoths (a parable)

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

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

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

Land Recla­ma­tion is in the 9th Cir­cle of Stag­na­tion Hell

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

Burch’s Law

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

I wrote this be­cause of watermelon

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

High Challenge

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

Kids and Mo­ral Agency

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

The Illu­sion of Univer­sal Mo­ral­ity: A Dy­namic Per­spec­tive on Ge­netic Fit­ness and Eth­i­cal Complexity

George3605 Sep 2023 17:47 UTC
−9 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Prepar­ing for “The Talk” with AI projects

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

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

lc2 Nov 2023 1:26 UTC
21 points
0 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

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

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

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

Ages Sur­vey: Results

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

On Mean­ing and Machines

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

Book re­view: Age Later

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

[Question] im­pli­ca­tions of NN de­sign for education

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

100 Tips for a Bet­ter Life

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

Utilons vs. Hedons

Psychohistorian10 Aug 2009 19:20 UTC
39 points
119 comments6 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

Public Choice and the Altru­ist’s Burden

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

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

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

The Iso­la­tion As­sump­tion of Ex­pected Utility Maximization

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

The EMH is False—Spe­cific Strong Evidence

sapphire18 Mar 2021 18:38 UTC
60 points
83 comments6 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
43 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

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

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

Con­spicu­ous saving

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

An An­tropic Ar­gu­ment for Post-sin­gu­lar­ity Antinatalism

monkaap16 Mar 2021 17:40 UTC
3 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Ex­is­ten­tial Risk is a sin­gle category

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

Stock mar­ket hints for 2021 from past crashes

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

Wanted: Men­tal Health Pro­gram Man­ager at Re­think Wel­lbe­ing

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

Poli­tics is way too meta

Rob Bensinger17 Mar 2021 7:04 UTC
281 points
46 comments11 min readLW link1 review

A dash­board for progress

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

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

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

Clubhouse

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

The Illu­sion of Eth­i­cal Progress

lsusr28 Jun 2020 9:33 UTC
0 points
39 comments3 min readLW link

Self-sac­ri­fice is a scarce resource

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

Given the Restrict Act, Don’t Ban TikTok

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

Can an econ­omy keep on grow­ing?

invertedpassion16 Mar 2021 9:55 UTC
1 point
12 comments6 min readLW link

[Book Re­view] Destiny Disrupted

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

Atem­po­ral Eth­i­cal Obligations

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

In­sti­tu­tional Senescence

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

Planecrash Podcast

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

The non-cen­tral fal­lacy and Law

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

Direct effects mat­ter!

Aaron Bergman14 Mar 2021 4:33 UTC
104 points
28 comments5 min readLW link
(aaronbergman.substack.com)

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

Don’t pun­ish your­self for bad luck

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

Ex­is­ten­tial Risk Per­sua­sion Tournament

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

Some lesser-known megapro­ject ideas

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

[Question] Ri­gor­ous poli­ti­cal sci­ence?

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

The ethics of breed­ing to kill

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

When is it Wrong to Click on a Cow?

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

How I come up with ideas

lsusr12 Mar 2021 9:01 UTC
38 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

Against neu­tral­ity about cre­at­ing happy lives

Joe Carlsmith15 Mar 2021 1:55 UTC
40 points
8 comments11 min readLW link1 review

Pro­cess Orientation

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

An­nounc­ing the UK Covid-19 Crowd Fore­cast­ing Challenge

nikos17 May 2021 17:29 UTC
7 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] ‘Max­i­mum’ level of suffer­ing?

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

Care and demandingness

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

[Question] Col­lab­o­ra­tors for Effec­tive Th­e­sis pro­ject wanted

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

[Question] Thoughts on Neu­ral­ink up­date?

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

Aligned AI is dual use technology

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

Teach­ing to Compromise

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

Act of Charity

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

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

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

[Question] What eth­i­cal thought ex­per­i­ments can be re­versed?

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

The proper re­sponse to mis­takes that have harmed oth­ers?

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

Split-a-Dol­lar Game

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

Why Selec­tive Breed­ing is a Bad Way to do Ge­netic Engineering

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

Thoughts on the Repug­nant Conclusion

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

Even In­fla­tion­ary Cur­ren­cies Should Have Fixed To­tal Supply

MikkW10 Mar 2021 5:41 UTC
0 points
13 comments2 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] H5N1. Just how bad is the situ­a­tion?

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

Ex­po­sure to Lizard­man is Lethal

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

Some re­cent in­ter­views with AI/​math lu­mi­nar­ies.

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

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

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

Grabby aliens and Zoo hy­poth­e­sis

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

Thoughts On Computronium

Darklight3 Mar 2021 21:52 UTC
7 points
6 comments3 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)

Fun with +12 OOMs of Compute

Daniel Kokotajlo1 Mar 2021 13:30 UTC
223 points
86 comments12 min readLW link2 reviews

On Mean­ing and Machines

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

A whirlwind tour of Ethereum finance

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

Limits of Giving

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

Take­aways from the In­tel­li­gence Ris­ing RPG

5 Mar 2021 10:27 UTC
51 points
7 comments12 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

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

What is the VIX?

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

Never Go Full Kelly

SimonM25 Feb 2021 12:53 UTC
49 points
7 comments8 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
17 comments1 min readLW link

Sub­jec­tivism and moral authority

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

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

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

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

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

The Gran­d­est Vi­sion for Hu­man­ity (Light)

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

Memo on some ne­glected topics

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

Ex­po­nen­tial growth is the baseline

jasoncrawford22 Feb 2021 2:08 UTC
27 points
4 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
37 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(www.brainpreservation.org)

Above the Narrative

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

Links for Feb 2021

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

Grant ap­pli­ca­tions and grand narratives

Elizabeth2 Jul 2023 0:16 UTC
188 points
20 comments6 min readLW link

Cri­sis Boot Camp: les­sons learned and im­pli­ca­tions for EA

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

Ba­sic Mindsets

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

Cor­rectly Cal­ibrated Trust

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

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

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

De­scrip­tive vs. speci­fi­able values

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

Another med­i­cal miracle

Dentin25 Jun 2023 20:43 UTC
177 points
45 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Con­se­quen­tial­ism and Accidents

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

Prin­ci­ples of Agile Rationalism

DirectedEvolution21 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
43 comments1 min readLW link

Kelly isn’t (just) about log­a­r­ith­mic utility

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

Mar­ket Misconceptions

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

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

simeon_c28 Jun 2023 20:44 UTC
27 points
0 comments1 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

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

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

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

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

Nega­tivity en­hances positivity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Question] Effec­tive chil­dren education

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

When I left Google

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

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

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

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

Tim Liptrot28 Feb 2021 20:00 UTC
33 points
7 comments5 min readLW link

wis­domism: an un­der­rated moral theory

Peter lawless 5 Jul 2023 17:39 UTC
0 points
4 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

Texas Freeze Ret­ro­spec­tive: meetup notes

jchan3 Mar 2021 14:48 UTC
68 points
6 comments11 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
26 points
0 comments4 min readLW link
(mindingourway.com)

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

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

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

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

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)

[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
18 comments7 min readLW link

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

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

On the Na­ture of Reputation

Martin Sustrik20 Feb 2021 12:50 UTC
18 points
3 comments9 min readLW link

“Slightly Evil” AI Apps

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

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

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

The Best Toy In The Park

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

Are We Right about How Effec­tive Mock­ery Is?

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

FHI pa­per on COVID-19 gov­ern­ment countermeasures

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

Coffee trucks: a brilli­ant idea that some­one should do?

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

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

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

Re­la­tional Speaking

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

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

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

[not on­go­ing] Thoughts on Pro­por­tional vot­ing methods

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

Rus­sian x-risks newslet­ter Sum­mer 2020

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

Oliver Sipple

KatjaGrace19 Feb 2021 7:00 UTC
105 points
13 comments2 min readLW link1 review
(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

Light­cone In­fras­truc­ture/​LessWrong is look­ing for funding

habryka14 Jun 2023 4:45 UTC
202 points
38 comments1 min readLW link

Us­ing Bet­ting Mar­kets to Make Decisions

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

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

AI, Con­scious­ness, and the prob­lem of Mo­ral Considerability

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

[Question] Are Hu­mans Fun­da­men­tally Good?

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

Utili­tar­ian dop­pel­gangers vs. mak­ing ev­ery­thing smell like bananas

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

The God­dess of Every­thing Else—The Animation

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

Ra­tion­al­ity, Ped­a­gogy, and “Vibes”: Quick Thoughts

NicholasKross15 Jul 2023 2:09 UTC
14 points
1 comment4 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)

Ex­ploit­ing Crypto Pre­dic­tion Mar­kets for Fun and Profit

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

In­dus­try and workers

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

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

Szymon Kucharski14 Mar 2021 14:45 UTC
−1 points
1 comment30 min readLW link

Loneli­ness and the para­dox of choice

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

On Ch­ester­ton’s Fence

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

[Question] So­cial Cap­i­tal Paradoxes

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

In­tro to the Wed­ding Sequence

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

Progress: Fluke or trend?

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

Take­aways from one year of lockdown

mingyuan1 Mar 2021 3:53 UTC
191 points
86 comments6 min readLW link

[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

Re­s­olu­tions to the Challenge of Re­solv­ing Forecasts

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

The Ax­iolog­i­cal Treadmill

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

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

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

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
85 points
15 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] Fore­cast­ing Thread: Ex­is­ten­tial Risk

Amandango22 Sep 2020 3:44 UTC
43 points
39 comments2 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)

Honor­ing Petrov Day on LessWrong, in 2020

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

The Mean­ing That Im­mor­tal­ity Gives to Life

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

Petrov Day is not about unilat­eral action

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

Open Agency model can solve the AI reg­u­la­tion dilemma

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

Distributed pub­lic goods provision

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

Nash Equil­ibria and Schel­ling Points

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

A $10k retroac­tive grant for VaccinateCA

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

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

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

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

aiiixiii22 Apr 2020 16:28 UTC
6 points
17 comments1 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

A Fresh FAQ on GiveWiki and Im­pact Mar­kets Generally

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

The Dial of Progress

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

Pri­vacy in a Digi­tal World

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

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

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

Sur­vival in the im­moral maze of college

DirectedEvolution8 Jul 2020 21:27 UTC
39 points
15 comments6 min readLW link

Do we get bet­ter or worse at adapt­ing to change?

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

Thoughts on shar­ing in­for­ma­tion about lan­guage model capabilities

paulfchristiano31 Jul 2023 16:04 UTC
191 points
34 comments11 min readLW link

How to not be an alarmist

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

“Is There Any­thing That’s Worth More”

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

Sport­ing vs. Herd­ing: two styles of discourse

Suspended Reason25 Jul 2020 1:56 UTC
5 points
4 comments9 min readLW link

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

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

[Question] Is there any met­ric mea­sur­ing ~”pro­por­tion of peo­ple cre­at­ing ex­tra value”?

Amal 3 Aug 2023 22:54 UTC
7 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Pre­dict­ing Virus Rel­a­tive Abun­dance in Wastewater

jefftk10 Aug 2023 15:46 UTC
33 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(naobservatory.org)

My Men­tal Model of Infohazards

MadHatter23 Nov 2023 2:37 UTC
7 points
33 comments2 min readLW link

Stomach Ulcers and Den­tal Cavities

Metacelsus5 Aug 2023 14:08 UTC
56 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(denovo.substack.com)

Sur­viv­ing and Shap­ing Long-Term Com­pe­ti­tions: Les­sons from Net Assessment

24 Nov 2023 18:18 UTC
4 points
0 comments13 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

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

The Benev­olent Ruler’s Hand­book (Part 1): The Policy Problem

FCCC6 Aug 2023 3:46 UTC
11 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

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

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Apr 2023 0:36 UTC
238 points
38 comments12 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
162 points
33 comments61 min readLW link1 review

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

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

Trust-Build­ing: The New Ra­tion­al­ity Project

DirectedEvolution28 May 2020 22:53 UTC
39 points
15 comments2 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 con­se­quen­tial­ist case for so­cial con­ser­vatism, or “Against Cul­tural Su­per­stim­uli”

Sophronius14 Apr 2021 21:50 UTC
27 points
50 comments6 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)

Are there op­por­tu­ni­ties for small in­vestors un­available to big ones?

DirectedEvolution15 Apr 2021 9:13 UTC
25 points
26 comments3 min readLW link

Forc­ing Freedom

vlad.proex6 Oct 2020 18:15 UTC
43 points
12 comments7 min readLW link

Open Com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the Days of Mal­i­cious On­line Actors

ozziegooen7 Oct 2020 16:30 UTC
20 points
10 comments1 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

[Question] How wor­ried are the rele­vant ex­perts about a mag­netic pole re­ver­sal?

Sunny from QAD7 Oct 2020 16:19 UTC
13 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Buy­ing micro-biostasis

Mati_Roy7 Oct 2020 10:55 UTC
13 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

Can we hold in­tel­lec­tu­als to similar pub­lic stan­dards as ath­letes?

ozziegooen7 Oct 2020 4:22 UTC
84 points
48 comments3 min readLW link1 review

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

B 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
42 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
6 comments2 min readLW link

Don’t en­courage pris­on­ers dilemmas

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

[Question] Is liber­tar­i­anism un­sus­tain­able? Why?

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

AI Re­search Con­sid­er­a­tions for Hu­man Ex­is­ten­tial Safety (ARCHES)

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

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
21 comments1 min readLW link

Our Need for Need

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

[Question] Have the lock­downs been worth it?

12 Oct 2020 23:35 UTC
70 points
32 comments1 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

Tech­nol­ogy and its side effects

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

We need a ca­reer path for invention

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

Killing Socrates

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

[Question] Liber­tar­i­anism, Ne­oliber­al­ism and Med­i­care for All?

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

Against ac­cus­ing peo­ple of motte and bailey

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

Elec­tion Preparation

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

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

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

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] What is the most effec­tive anti-tyranny char­ity?

lc15 Aug 2023 15:26 UTC
20 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

As Few As Possible

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

The Rube Gold­berg Ma­chine of Morality

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

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

Olga Babeeva20 Oct 2020 21:35 UTC
7 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

The Uncer­tainty of Death and Taxes

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

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

DirectedEvolution21 Oct 2020 23:04 UTC
11 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Public Choice and the Altru­ist’s Burden

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

[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

Thoughts on the Sin­gu­lar­ity In­sti­tute (SI)

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

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)

Notes on Amiability

David Gross15 Feb 2021 19:34 UTC
16 points
9 comments6 min readLW link

Bab­ble challenge: 50 ways to stop torture

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

We’re all in this together

Tamsin Leake5 Dec 2023 13:57 UTC
64 points
65 comments2 min readLW link
(carado.moe)

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

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

[Question] Math­e­mat­i­cal Models of Progress?

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

Se­cond Ci­ti­zen­ships, Res­i­den­cies, and/​or Tem­po­rary Relocation

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

AI risk hub in Sin­ga­pore?

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

Les­sons from “The Book of My Life”

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

On Car­ing about our AI Progeny

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

FUTARCHY NOW BABY

sapphire17 Feb 2024 0:03 UTC
−25 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

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

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

[Question] Who can most re­duce X-Risk?

sudhanshu_kasewa28 Aug 2023 14:38 UTC
1 point
12 comments1 min readLW link

I wrote this be­cause of watermelon

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

How does MIRI Know it Has a Medium Prob­a­bil­ity of Suc­cess?

Peter Wildeford1 Aug 2013 11:42 UTC
35 points
146 comments1 min readLW link

Ureshiku Naritai

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

Utilons vs. Hedons

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

Biose­cu­rity Cul­ture, Com­puter Se­cu­rity Culture

jefftk30 Aug 2023 16:40 UTC
103 points
10 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

The Fu­ture of Nu­clear Arms Con­trol?

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

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

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

Fore­cast­ing Newslet­ter: Oc­to­ber 2020.

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

Should stu­dents be al­lowed to give good teach­ers a bonus?

DirectedEvolution2 Nov 2020 0:19 UTC
25 points
28 comments2 min readLW link

The Library of Scott Alexandria

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

Sur­face Thoughts Suck

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

Are PS5 scalpers ac­tu­ally bad?

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

[Linkpost] Michael Niel­sen re­marks on ‘Op­pen­heimer’

22tom31 Aug 2023 15:46 UTC
78 points
7 comments2 min readLW link
(michaelnotebook.com)

Could some­one please start a bright home light­ing com­pany?

lincolnquirk26 Nov 2019 19:20 UTC
90 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

Why you, per­son­ally, should want a larger hu­man population

jasoncrawford23 Feb 2024 19:48 UTC
24 points
27 comments5 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

How to Save the World

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

The Case for Brain-Only Preservation

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

Notes on Reverence

David Gross4 Nov 2020 1:35 UTC
7 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

A Golden Age of Build­ing? Ex­cerpts and les­sons from Em­pire State, Pen­tagon, Skunk Works and SpaceX

jacobjacob1 Sep 2023 4:03 UTC
181 points
23 comments24 min readLW link

One sys­temic failure in particular

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

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

Raemon8 Jun 2019 0:24 UTC
153 points
52 comments12 min readLW link3 reviews

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 Me­dian is Less than the Average

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

The ecol­ogy of conviction

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

Nu­clear war is un­likely to cause hu­man extinction

Jeffrey Ladish7 Nov 2020 5:42 UTC
123 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
72 points
23 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

The small­est pos­si­ble but­ton (or: moth traps!)

Neil 2 Sep 2023 15:24 UTC
111 points
16 comments3 min readLW link
(neilwarren.substack.com)

Com­pet­i­tive Univer­sal Ba­sic Ser­vices?

Gentzel9 Nov 2020 3:20 UTC
13 points
20 comments2 min readLW link
(theconsequentialist.wordpress.com)

In­cen­tive Prob­lems With Cur­rent Fore­cast­ing Com­pe­ti­tions.

9 Nov 2020 16:20 UTC
44 points
21 comments5 min readLW link

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

De­fund­ing My Mistake

ymeskhout4 Sep 2023 14:43 UTC
157 points
38 comments6 min readLW link

Be impatient

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

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

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

[Question] What Would Ad­vanced So­cial Tech­nol­ogy Look Like?

johnswentworth10 Nov 2020 17:55 UTC
44 points
44 comments1 min readLW link

The pur­pose of the (Mo­saic) law

mruwnik4 Sep 2023 23:38 UTC
7 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

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

AnnaSalamon14 Feb 2021 3:32 UTC
308 points
93 comments2 min readLW link3 reviews

The Illu­sion of Univer­sal Mo­ral­ity: A Dy­namic Per­spec­tive on Ge­netic Fit­ness and Eth­i­cal Complexity

George3605 Sep 2023 17:47 UTC
−9 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

Tweet mar­kets for im­per­sonal truth track­ing?

KatjaGrace10 Nov 2020 7:10 UTC
24 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.com)

Are the so­cial sci­ences challeng­ing be­cause of fun­da­men­tal difficul­ties or be­cause of im­posed ones?

ozziegooen10 Nov 2020 4:56 UTC
56 points
12 comments11 min readLW link

So­lar sys­tem colon­i­sa­tion might not be driven by economics

Stuart_Armstrong21 Apr 2020 17:10 UTC
26 points
44 comments2 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?

Tim Liptrot11 Nov 2020 21:01 UTC
7 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Pos­si­ble Diver­gence in AGI Risk Tol­er­ance be­tween Selfish and Altru­is­tic agents

Brad West 9 Sep 2023 0:23 UTC
1 point
1 comment2 min readLW link

As­set Prices Con­sis­tently Vio­late Effi­cient Mar­ket Hypothesis

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

[Question] What are Ex­am­ples of Great Distil­lers?

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

Book re­view: Age Later

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

[Question] Billion­aire Economics

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

The Eco­nomics of Media

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

Con­tact with reality

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

Ca­ma­raderie at scale: in search of shared identity

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

An­nounc­ing the Nu­clear Risk Fore­cast­ing Tournament

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

Han­son & Mow­show­itz De­bate: COVID-19 Variolation

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

Ex­plor­ing Nat­u­ral Disaster Forecasting

GeoVane16 Sep 2023 17:01 UTC
1 point
0 comments5 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

Co­hab­itive Games so Far

mako yass28 Sep 2023 15:41 UTC
102 points
110 comments19 min readLW link
(makopool.com)

[Question] Are we pre­pared for So­lar Storms?

Alexander Gietelink Oldenziel17 Feb 2021 15:38 UTC
23 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

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)

Idea: Give the No­bel peace prize to in­sti­tu­tion designers

Tim Liptrot21 Jun 2021 17:22 UTC
29 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Would Your Real Prefer­ences Please Stand Up?

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

On the limits of ideal­ized values

Joe Carlsmith22 Jun 2021 2:10 UTC
111 points
20 comments35 min readLW link

A Rant on Calcu­lus III

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

Two non-ob­vi­ous les­sons from micro­covid.org

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

When Does Altru­ism Strengthen Altru­ism?

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

Us­ing Threats to Achieve So­cially Op­ti­mal Outcomes

StrivingForLegibility4 Jan 2024 23:30 UTC
8 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] im­pli­ca­tions of NN de­sign for education

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

We Still Don’t Know If Masks Work

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

Cog­ni­tive mis­takes I’ve made about COVID-19

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

Rea­sons for Punishment

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

[Linkpost/​Video] All The Times We Nearly Blew Up The World

g-w123 Sep 2023 1:18 UTC
6 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.youtube.com)

The fun­nel of hu­man experience

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

Ages Sur­vey: Results

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

Be­ware Ex­per­i­ments Without Evaluation

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

Ex­tor­tion beats brinks­man­ship, but the au­di­ence matters

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

Notes on Honor

David Gross17 Nov 2020 5:25 UTC
20 points
4 comments8 min readLW link

Thoughts on Vot­ing Methods

abramdemski17 Nov 2020 20:23 UTC
61 points
24 comments5 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)

[Question] Can you gain weird­ness points?

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

Fire Law Incentives

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

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

The biolog­i­cal in­tel­li­gence explosion

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

“Now here’s why I’m punch­ing you...”

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

Delta Strain: Fact Dump and Some Policy Takeaways

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

App-Based Disease Surveillance After COVID-19

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

Why a Mars colony would lead to a first strike situation

Remmelt4 Oct 2023 11:29 UTC
−48 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(mflb.com)

What We Owe to Ourselves

eapache11 Apr 2020 1:34 UTC
21 points
8 comments7 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)

AMA: Earn­ing to Give

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

Sunzi’s《Meth­ods of War》- War

lsusr19 Nov 2020 3:06 UTC
41 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Ap­ply to Effec­tive Altru­ism Funds now

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

The ants and the grasshopper

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

Epistemic Progress

ozziegooen20 Nov 2020 19:58 UTC
61 points
16 comments5 min readLW link

What is Your Goal Hive?

Slimepriestess13 Apr 2020 17:51 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

Gen­er­al­ized Effi­cient Mar­kets in Poli­ti­cal Power

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

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

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

Man­i­festo of the Silent Minority

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

Trans­par­ent Technologies

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

Squig­gle: Tech­ni­cal Overview

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

In my cul­ture: the re­spon­si­bil­ities of open source maintainers

philh13 Apr 2020 13:40 UTC
41 points
3 comments8 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)

Nice Things

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

Nash Score for Vot­ing Techniques

abramdemski26 Nov 2020 19:29 UTC
20 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
19 points
5 comments3 min readLW link

The Bostrom Buckle: Vi­su­al­is­ing the Vuln­er­a­ble World Hypothesis

Rosco-Hunter10 Oct 2023 18:29 UTC
4 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

What is democ­racy for?

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

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

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)

[Question] Are in­dex funds still a good in­vest­ment?

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

We Need Browsers as Platforms

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

Books: Lend, Don’t Give

jefftk22 Mar 2023 18:40 UTC
28 points
2 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)

[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

DirectedEvolution7 Dec 2020 2:42 UTC
17 points
14 comments6 min readLW link

The Costs of Reliability

sarahconstantin20 Jul 2019 1:20 UTC
147 points
13 comments3 min readLW link2 reviews
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Parable of the Dammed

johnswentworth10 Dec 2020 0:08 UTC
114 points
29 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
42 comments1 min readLW link

Men­tal Blin­ders from Work­ing Within Systems

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

AI should be used to find bet­ter morality

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

Death Pos­i­tive Movement

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

The Good Life Quantified

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

Our val­ues are un­der­defined, change­able, and manipulable

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

On the stag­na­tion of en­ergy tech­nol­ogy and the Ca­bal of Scientists

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

To listen well, get curious

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

Why quan­ti­ta­tive meth­ods are heartwarming

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

Tear­ing down the Ch­ester­ton’s Fence principle

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

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

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

Scrap­ing web­sites cur­rently free due to coronavirus

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

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

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

Do you work at an AI lab? Please quit

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

What is it good for? But ac­tu­ally?

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

How Effi­cient is the Char­i­ta­ble Mar­ket?

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

No, Newspeak Won’t Make You Stupid

MikkW18 Dec 2020 0:56 UTC
21 points
38 comments7 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)

What’s wrong with be­ing dumb?

Adam Zerner7 May 2023 18:31 UTC
14 points
17 comments2 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)

A Small Vacation

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

Sanc­tu­ary for Humans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why I Am Not in Charge

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

Melt­ing democracy

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

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

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

The Du­pli­ca­tor: In­stant Clon­ing Would Make the World Econ­omy Explode

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

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

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

Is the Wave non-dis­par­age­ment thingy okay?

14 Oct 2023 5:31 UTC
29 points
13 comments11 min readLW link

To­tal horse takeover

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

We des­per­ately need to talk more about hu­man challenge tri­als.

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

Team Co­he­sion and Ex­clu­sion­ary Egalitarianism

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

Sav­ing the world sucks

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

Geno­cide isn’t Decolonization

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

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

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

Grat­i­tude: Data and Anecdata

Dan Weinand20 Dec 2020 20:24 UTC
10 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
33 points
7 comments27 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

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

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

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

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

When life was liter­ally full of crap

jasoncrawford21 Dec 2020 21:16 UTC
60 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

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

The de­spair of nor­ma­tive re­al­ism bot

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

What is filling the hole left by re­li­gion?

Philosophistry4 Aug 2020 6:48 UTC
13 points
14 comments3 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

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

GeneSmith1 Jun 2023 15:36 UTC
39 points
49 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

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

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

An at­tempt to list out my core val­ues and virtues

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

Bab­ble on grow­ing trust

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

The im­pact merge

Joe Carlsmith13 Jan 2021 7:26 UTC
48 points
11 comments4 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)

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

Felix Karg14 Jan 2021 11:43 UTC
2 points
7 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

Mas­sive consequences

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

Killing the ants

Joe Carlsmith7 Feb 2021 23:17 UTC
66 points
27 comments8 min readLW link1 review

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)

Things a Katja-so­ciety might try (Part 2)

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

[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
87 points
7 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 Ul­ti­ma­tum Game

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

Sta­tus as a Ser­vice (Done Quick)

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

For Bet­ter Com­ment­ing, Avoid PONDS

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

A few thought on the in­ner ring

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

A Sim­ple Ethics Model

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

Ex­er­cise: Ta­boo “Should”

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

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

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

Help your ri­vals when they are numerous

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

Nar­row your an­swer space

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

Reflec­tions on “Psy­cho-Pass”

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