There are just not very many components here and the design isn’t solved enough that I think that would make sense.
There is however a business opportunity in solving the design challenge and then releasing an infomercial marketed light product better than existing solutions.
I thought the original builds of this used 5500k bulbs instead of 4000k bulbs.
If you aren’t price sensitive, I would try kitting this out with programmable wifi RGB LED lights. That many LED lights in close proximity to each other can create cool effects and you could make a more pleasant light palate by having each bulb at a different color temperature, or having them change to simulate the… sun.
The science says unfiltered UV light is bad for you and unfiltered IR light is good for you… darklight box?
But very unclear that staring around infrared light does anything, massive exposure to energetic IR light to you seems to be supported by evidence and human behavior in the winter.
An AI with a goal of killing or “preserving” wild animals to reduce suffering is dangerously close to an AI that kills or “preserves” humans with the goal of reducing suffering. I think negative utilitarianism is an unhelpful philosophy best kept to a thought experiment.
I’d like to test a hypothesis around mental health and different moral philosophies as I slowly work on my post claiming that negative utilitarians have co-opted the EA movement to push for animal rights activism. Has anyone done Less Wrong survey statistics before and can easily look for correlates between dietary choice, mental health, and charities supported?
I’ve started saying that we are already firmly in the era of transformative AI and I don’t thing transformative is the right word for singularity or singleton sorts of speculative AI. That rate of transformation has plenty of space to accelerate, but I like this framing because of the trend of defining AI as whatever doesn’t exist yet. Plenty of real AI has remade the world and our lives already; it seems like an improper redefinition of the word transformative to say we aren’t there yet.
Is what you describing as “tipping point AI” also something that could be classified as singleton AI? The ability for an AI to destroy other AIs in progress and computer hardware is most of the way towards creating a political singleton.
Other things worth trying are infrared saunas and infrared heaters.
I think it’s great people engineered a solution that works for their seasonal affective disorder, but I’m skeptical this is a long term population level treatment. I am biased by how subjectively unpleasant I find such lighting systems. In terms of the true physiology of the human body, the visual light energy of the sun impacts the body much less than infrared and ultraviolet light. Therefore, a true treatment for SAD suggests light therapy on non visual spectrums.
An infrared heater has much improved my winter quality of life. Now when it’s cold, I look forward to turning on the space heater, because it puts out pleasant sauna like energy instead of feeling like a blow dryer. An infrared heater puts off more negative ions than a conventional space heater. A meta review showed negative ionization of air impacts depression but their prior has them skeptical of the association without current biological mechanism. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3598548/
The idea that Bayes Camp could have been the most awesome thing at Burning Man is funny to me, looking back on this.
As a speculative ecurrency investor, I am gambling for retirement.
We should have done this! How’d it go for you?
He’s a better popular non-fiction writer.
Is it rational to invest in Bitcoins for retirement?
You can withdraw money from a traditional IRA for a first time home purchase without penalty, I think.
I just meant that paying $300/month for driveway parking would seem crazy to the large set of people used to paying $300/month or less for nice housing inside in various other parts of the world.
Probably more like $3500 in the Bay Area.
Lasik circa 2013 is way, way, way better than Lasik circa 2003. It’s mostly done by machine based on a precalculated map of your eye. Correcting higher order aberrations improves aspects of your vision that can’t be improved by glasses or contacts. To me, this feels like vastly improved 3d vision resolution. I can see the intricate structure of the leaves of trees much better than before.
The cost is reasonable enough when amortized over a decade. Lasik sort of wears off over time, so worst case, plan on getting your eyes lasered every decade. Or, plan on getting them lasered for a decade or two, and then get a lens replacement when they can come with high resolution heads up displays.
I knew that home film studio would be useful for something...
In the crazy economics of Bay Area housing, driveway parking for a van in a desirable location with electricity and shower access is $200-$300/month.
For something widely and intuitively believed to be true, I haven’t seen the evidence.
1) There isn’t that much of a pragmatic difference between whether the money is going to the workshop cost or to keep the CFAR doors open year round. CFAR needs to keep the doors open year round in order to continue to be able to host workshops and keep developing and refining curriculum. The venues and food are always great, but not $1000/night nice.
2) There’s something about the weekend retreat format that allows for a really strongly transformative experience. Your time at a CFAR workshop somehow feels more significant than your time in everyday life, like each moment is just pulsing with more of the very fiber that gives reality its existence. This also results in some optimization for remembering self—the moments at the CFAR workshop feel like something that will be remembered and deconstructed for far longer than the experience itself lasts. And there is a neat change towards increased emotional openness that happens over the course of spending such an intense weekend with new friends. Also, the kinds of people that attend $3900 weekend workshops can make for incredibly high value networking.
3) I expect it will happen eventually, sure.