This post seems better suited to twitter. If this LW post was for a signal boost, I’d suggest at least posting on twitter in parallel, and linking to that on all your posts.
also, in the correct contrarian cluster, atheism is listed twice.
Temporarily gaining status is very doable though; there are many communities where I believe I’m high status, but i don’t tend to interact with them much. Some of them would be a good fit for me if I were in OP’s position.
“should”s kinda cripple me. a lot. so far, this has possibly been the most useful post in the replacing guilt sequence.
Researchers aren’t exactly fungible; replacing a skilled researcher with a new hire would still slow down progress. given how many people want to help, but have no idea how to help, this is a gap in the market worth filling.
Not everyone concerned about safety is looking to leave.
The concerned have three options: stay and try to steer towards safety, continue moving on the current trajectory, or just leave.
Helping some of those who’ve changed their mind about capabilities gain actually get out is only a net negative if those people staying in the field would’ve changed the trajectory of the field. I simply don’t think that everyone should try help by staying and trying to change. There is absolutely room for people to help by just leaving, and reducing the amount of work going into capabilities gain.
Different paths will make sense for different people. There’s space to support both those researchers who’re trying to steer towards safety, and those who just want out. I’ve seen a lot of work towards the former, but almost none towards the latter. I want to speak to concerned researchers so that I can begin to better understand which individual researchers should indeed just leave, and which should stay.
I really don’t think the problem is overdetermined.
That’s an old blog, he’s currently active on https://members.themindhackersguild.com/ and https://theeffortlessway.com/
For anyone interested in working on this, you should add yourself on this spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WEsiHjTub9y28DLtGVeWNUyPO6tIm_75bMF1oeqpJpA/edit?usp=sharing
It’s very useful for people building such an organisation to know of interested people, and vice versa.
If you don’t want to use the spreadsheet, you can also DM me and I’ll keep you in the loop privately.
If you’re making such an organisation, please contact me. I’d like to work with you.
For anyone else also interested, you should add yourself on this spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WEsiHjTub9y28DLtGVeWNUyPO6tIm_75bMF1oeqpJpA/edit?usp=sharing
Top researchers are not easy to replace. Without the 0.1st percentile of researchers, progress would be slowed much more than 0.1%