One good habit for creativity is to have a process that captures creative ideas. If you take a note whenever you have a creative idea whether that’s good or not you train yourself to have creative ideas.
For actually being creative it’s important to believe in one’s ability to have valuable ideas. A person who doesn’t will easily find reasons why an idea he has shouldn’t be persued so it doesn’t rise to the level of being a creative idea.
For many people I expect that they don’t feel like they have the permission to have really creative ideas because of imposter syndrome issues or other similar issues.
R is an variable that depends on the enviroment and is not a variable that the virus has independent of it’s enviroment.
I don’t think that explains why the US has a stronger obesity epidemic then France.
That might be just that it’s not really “news worthy” from media’s perspective.
Essentially, the media is not interested to engage in journalism on COVID-19 but mostly acts as stenographers for authorities and as a result has declining readership in a time where there’s a very important topic that people want to know about.
But I’ve not heard anything about updates to building code in that regard.
Updating building codes takes years to have effects and is thus not something that’s pushed for right now. Writing good building codes also isn’t easy because we likely want innovation in the field and building codes can easily block new innovation.
Ideally, we should have after the pandemic a discussion about: How do we get rid of flu, what actions can we take everywhere to reduce transmission? That would create a system that’s likely also effective at reducing other pandemic risk.
Iron, B12, Omega 3, creatine (might improve cognition, apparently. Feel free to source in comments)
In the Four Hour Body, Tim Ferriss asserts that more Iron is correlated with higher mortality and suggest that you should rather do blood donations to reduce the amount of iron then to take supplements for it.
Have a sugary multivitamin so you actually take all of your vitamins
This ignores the question of whether taking a multivatamin provides benefits and most studies of multivitamins don’t find benefits.
I think it’s highly questionable to override your bodies sense of what vitamins it wants with sugar in the case of multivitamins because your body might have a good reason to get you to avoid a product that’s unhealthy for you.
While I have no specific article, I find the German Heilpraktiker system a good example where there’s a stable system that exist 70+ years that separates the two.
Working on something personal, reading some blog, general web surfing
That’s also what people do at the office.
r = 1.2-1.3 is not stable.
I’m happy to be at the point where in Berlin the U-Bahn now tells people to open windows and put stickers on the windows to direct people to open them, the S-Bahn however still doesn’t and there are unnecessary many closed windows.
An S-Bahn with open windows has felt airflow, so it’s likely similar to being outdoors.
I think they do that for the grunt level and not management positions. If the concern of the employer is that people leave the job because it’s too boring it’s likely not elite work.
Thinking of masking as a binary is not useful. The key question isn’t whether or not to mask but in what conditions you want to wear a mask. Either absolutist position is likely going to lead to a lot of suboptimal decisions.
When it comes to chosing universities there’s:
One could also do academic research at any university, though it helps to be somewhere with enough people working on related issues to form a critical mass. Examples of universities with this sort of critical mass include the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, UC Berkeley, MIT, the University of Washington, and Stanford.
While that passage isn’t directly about where to do your masters, they are places where there are people who can support you in learning about AI safety research.
Human nature suggests that an all-powerful council-of-elders always becomes corrupt
Human nature is relatively irrelevant to the behavior of AIs. At the same time that’s basically saying that the alignment is a hard problem.
The alignment problem is one of the key AI safety problems.
I don’t myself work in AI risk so I’m not the ideal person to respond but I’m in the community for quite a while so given that nobody who actually works in the field answered I will try to give my answer:
80,000 hours has a general guide for AI risk: https://80000hours.org/articles/ai-policy-guide/ the also published a podcast.
One of the key features is that there’s a pretty high bar to be payed to work in AI safety.
I don’t want to apply to programs that aren’t worth it (it’s possible my qualifications are sufficient for some of the ones I’ll apply to, but I have little context to tell).
The bar to do a MIRI internship is not lower then the bar to getting into a top university. I would expect that applying for a master at the universities that the 80,000 article lists is one of your best bets.
While those universities do have high tution and you likely will be in debt after leaving, a computer science degree in those universities allows for access to very high paying jobs, so the debt can be worth it even in the case you don’t end up going into AI risk.
After going to an actual sleep doctor one of the surprising suggestions from the doctor was that sleeping on a flat surface can be supoptimal and having a mattress at an angle where the head is significantly higher then the feet can be helpful. Of course instead of changing the actual angle of the mattress cushions can produce similar effects.
The effect of applying the suggestion lead to me body relaxing in ways I didn’t expect but I had the impression that after 1-2 months of adaption the effect wasn’t there as strong anymore.
Changing the angle of the mattress from time to time is likely useful and underrecommended.
The CDC page and the one on noise machine seem to me to make claims about the maximum noise being the problem.
Your above post seems to additionally make the claim that there’s a recovery process that only happens when there’s very little sounds which seems to me like an interesting separate claim from loud noise causes hearing damage.
A practical alternative to white noise machines are nature sounds. Noise patterns like rain did exist in the natural enviroment and are likely more healthy then white noise. You likely still shouldn’t make them too loud.
I did try different doses, up to the sedative level, and it never really helped
There’s no sedative level and most melatonin products have doses that are too high to be clinically effective. What was the lowest dose you took?
For some reason, we seem to be very sensitive to those exhaust products (tho it also seems like this might be a dimension that people vary on significantly).
It’s been a while since I took physiology 101, but I think there was a fairly straightforward explanation. My guess from memory would be that it was something like CO2 having to leave your body during breathing and that depending on the amount of CO2 in the air.
CO2 makes up around 0.04% of the air while oxygen makes up 21%. If you go from 21% of oxygen in the air to 20% that’s not a significant change. The corresponding change of CO2 from 0.04 to something on the order of 0.4% is however massive (the real numbers are a bit off because I don’t want to look up how to calculate it but it goes in that direction).
On practical way that helped my to pay more attention to CO2 was to get a device that measures it 24⁄7 and creates alerts when the levels go over a maximum.
Keeping in mind that they are not research-backed and should rather be interpreted as experience-based heuristics at best, we can look at the recommendations made by people who sell mattresses for a living.
People who sell mattresses for a living have bad incentives in getting you to make useful purchasing decisions. For organizations such as consumer reports the incentives are much better aligned. Paying customer reports for their mattress ratings costs money but information is valuable and worth paying for.