Maybe I’m not understanding it correctly, if I’m selfish about my own experiences I wouldn’t get into the machine in the first place. If I have no choice in whether or not to get in the machine I’d refuse the lottery ticket even if it was free just to spite my future copied self who gets to exist because I was destroyed.
Could Alice befriend someone who is closer to building AGI than Bob? If so, perhaps they can protect Alice or at least offer some peace of mind.
My intuition is that housing prices will go down assuming that population doesn’t change too dramatically and assuming that while AI is slowly taking off there are also sizeable takeoffs in energy production, transportation and automation of physical labor. I assume the price of land will be mostly evenly distributed as logistical costs of building and labor drop. The exception might be areas in the world that are especially sought after for AI infrastructure.
It does appear that the process to become a certified teacher is more rigorous than a university professor. The way k-12 schools track progress is also very different from colleges.
The main reason for Altman’s firing was due to a scandal of a more personal nature mostly unrelated to the everyday or strategic operations of OpenAI.
For how fun and whimsical the story is, the ending is somewhat dark.
Of course and if it were up to me students would do so by studying the War of the Ring by reading and analyzing Tolkien but I don’t think that would be as useful for their academic and professional careers as studying current events. The original question is who should make such decisions?
Thank you for your answer. I’m not so sure it is a divisive issue for the students, they seem to have little context or interest. If the purpose of AP courses is just to pass the AP test then there’s already a lot of pointless materials and discussions, current events are not less relevant by comparison. Or maybe they are? I don’t know who should make this decision (I’ve added this to the question).
Before I started teaching I would have thought that at the AP level students should, even briefly, learn to analyze conflicts and write about them in a nuanced and researched way. Now that I’m behind the curtain I see it’s mostly up to individual teachers and a quick conversation in the teacher’s lounge will often decide what is and isn’t taught. It was somewhat alarming. Is it just me?
The rationality community will noticeably spill over into other parts of society in the next ten years. Examples: entertainment, politics, media, art, sports, education etc.
I think I understand, we’re discussing with different scales in mind. I’m saying individually (or if your community is a small local group) nothing has to end but if your interests and identity are tied to sizeable institutions, technical communities etc. many will be disrupted by AI to the point where they could fade away completely. Maybe I’m just an unrealistic optimist, I don’t believe collective or individual meaning has to fade away just because the most interesting and cutting edge work is done exclusively by machines.
Even if we don’t die, it still feels like everything is coming to an end.
Everything? I imagine there will be communities/nations/social groups that completely ban AI and those that are highly dependent on AI. There must be something between those two extremes.
This list is great. I especially resonate with 7, for a long time I didn’t take responsibility because I felt I lacked the intellect/skill/certain something that others had who seemed so much more capable than me but it helps to keep in mind, as the post states, there are no adults.
I left notes throughout. The main issue is the structure which I usually map out descriptively by trying to answer: where do you want the characters to end up psychologically and how do you want the audience to feel? Figuring out these descriptive beats for each scene, episode and season will help refine the story and drive staging, dialogue etc. and of course nothing is set in stone so you can always change the structure to accommodate a scene or vice versa. I also recommended a companion series like a podcast or talkshow to discuss the ideas in each episode in more detail and in an accessible way for anyone that watches the show who is not familiar with AI related concepts. This way you wouldn’t have to hold back with the writing or worry about anyone misunderstanding or misreading the story. I look forward to seeing the animation.
I don’t fully understand the obsession with exploring the moral dimensions of the conflict, many from multiple sides, fronts, factions etc. have committed atrocities and I condemn them all regardless of affiliation. I’ve yet to find anyone on LW willing to seriously engage on solutions. It’s like we’ve collectively given up on the possibility of peace and all that’s left is to hash out the specific wording for the history books.
hiding your beliefs, in ways that predictably leads people to believe false things, is lying. This is the case regardless of your intentions, and regardless of how it feels.
I think people generally lie WAY more than we realize and most lies are lies of omission. I don’t think deception is usually the immediate motivation but due to a kind of social convenience. Maintaining social equilibrium is valued over openness or honesty regarding relevant beliefs that may come up in everyday life.
Old fashioned lobbying might work. Could there be a political candidate in a relevant country that could build a strong platform on getting rid of malaria?
Could you perhaps share your to-do lists with other people who have a stake in your productivity? Would that give you more motivation to follow through with the items on the list?
Thank you for responding. I’m sorry for my ignorance, this is something that I’ve followed from afar since ~2004 so it’s not just a grim fascination (although I guess it kind of is), I couldn’t pass up the chance to ask questions of someone on the ground. I have a few more questions if that’s ok..
How often are comprehensive plans to achieve peace reported in the media or made available to the public? Is there anything like ongoing discourse between Jewish Israelis, Palestinians who have Israeli citizenship and Palestinians in Gaza who are all of a similar mind?
My questions here have to do with wanting to understand why the conflict continues. Is it, for example, because of
A relatively small number of people on each side who keep the conflict going
Ingrained ideologies in the majority of both sides
Lack of detailed options/language to discuss solutions
All or none of the above
Is there an overall solution or movement towards a solution that you think is underreported?