The date on this is wrong. It says it is on November 19, 2016, while the website says it is on December 19, 2015.
Just finished reading Happiness: A Very Short Introduction by Daniel M. Haybron. It was an excellent read, and well worth my time.
What is the joke behind the title “Highly Advanced Epistemology 101 for Beginners”? I understand that it’s redundant, but is that the only reason why it’s supposed to be funny, or is there some further underlying joke?
Edit: Or, to be clearer, why was the title not just ” Highly Advanced Epistemology 101“? I understand that there may be a separate joke given the juxtaposition of “Highly Advanced” and “101”.
I think that’s commonly referred to as a lost purpose here on Less Wrong.
I think the scenario of an AI torturing humans in the future is very, very unlikely. For most possible goals an AI could have, it will have ways to accomplish them that are more effective than torturing humans.
Maybe I’ll start visiting again soon!
I don’t see this as a Gish Gallop, as it doesn’t even appear to me to be an argument. It just looks like a list of biases that reductionists should take extra care to avoid. The “should” part wasn’t argued, just assumed.
Yes, last year. I expect with 75% confidence that it will happen again this year.
I was actually in New York City on the actual date of the solstice, December 21. I’ll be living there in a year from now, and this post makes me excited about taking in part in next year’s event!
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Took the survey. Thanks for the karma, everyone.
But Quirrell didn’t cause Eliezer to write HPMOR...
This seems to be an extremely powerful method for handling decision fatigue—it’s one of the few (maybe the only?) things I’ve seen on Less Wrong that I’m going to start applying immediately because of the potential I see in it. On the other hand, I doubt it would be so effective for me for handling social anxiety or other emotion-laden situations. A voice in my head telling me to do something that I already know I should do won’t make the emotion go away, and, for me, the obstacle in these sorts of situations is definitely the emotion.
Out of curiosity, do you suspect (let’s say with p >= .05) that lucid dreaming is unsafe? Or do you know of someone on this site who does? I’d like to know why, because I lucid dream somewhat frequently. But I don’t personally see any reason to think it would be less safe than regular dreaming, especially as I see awareness while dreaming as something on a sliding scale, not a binary “yes” or “no” question.
I want to have a job because I want to know that I’ll have access to (healthy) food and (pleasant) shelter, and I don’t want to live with my parents for the rest of their life.
How can I be reasonably confident that I’ll have those two things without having a job?
Edit: To the person who downvoted this comment, why? It was a completely serious comment, which responded to a question Diego asked in the post.
Good post, but...
I imagined myself as those L-zombies as I was reading through and trying to understand. Thus they’re not L-zombies anymore. Did you do the same as you were writing?
I’ve been listening to Midnight Memories, an album by One Direction. Listening to the music on this album always seems to significantly improve my mood.
Use rot13 for spoilers.
OK, I’m in complete agreement with you.
What do I seem confused about to you?