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I’m an eccentric existentialist philosopher and education mindset user, specializing in applied metacognition. I’ve devoted most of my waking time to studying and addressing problems of the mind, influenced in large part by the aspiring rationality movement.

Right now I am determined to prove that Earth can do better than the status quo, that there is a way to unlock the vast collective human potential that is currently stuck in ignorance and pointless conflict.

Over the past decade or so, I’ve compiled a toolbox of foundational concepts to help people express in the simplest possible terms what matters most, so they can understand each others’ values and frame situations constructively. Thus empowered with a starting point for effective collaboration, we can build a world we can all be proud of.

Best regards,

Extradimensional Cephalopod a.k.a. ExCeph, a.k.a. XF, a.k.a. “a handsome, brooding Cthulhu” (website: https://​​​​view/​​

Democ­racy Is in Danger, but Not for the Rea­sons You Think

ExCeph6 Nov 2022 21:15 UTC
−7 points
4 comments12 min readLW link

The Village and the River Mon­sters… Or: Less Fight­ing, More Brainstorming

ExCeph3 Oct 2022 23:01 UTC
7 points
29 comments8 min readLW link

A Cri­tique of AI Align­ment Pessimism

ExCeph19 Jul 2022 2:28 UTC
9 points
1 comment9 min readLW link

Where Utopias Go Wrong, or: The Four Lit­tle Planets

ExCeph27 May 2022 1:24 UTC
15 points
0 comments11 min readLW link