Wei Dai(Wei Dai)

Karma: 38,389

I think I need more practice talking with people in real time (about intellectual topics). (I’ve gotten much more used to text chat/​comments, which I like because it puts less time pressure on me to think and respond quickly, but I feel like I now incur a large cost due to excessively shying away from talking to people, hence the desire for practice.) If anyone wants to have a voice chat with me about a topic that I’m interested in (see my recent post/​comment history to get a sense), please contact me via PM.

Wei Dai’s Shortform

Wei Dai1 Mar 2024 20:43 UTC
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Manag­ing risks while try­ing to do good

Wei Dai1 Feb 2024 18:08 UTC
61 points
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AI do­ing philos­o­phy = AI gen­er­at­ing hands?

Wei Dai15 Jan 2024 9:04 UTC
46 points
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UDT shows that de­ci­sion the­ory is more puz­zling than ever

Wei Dai13 Sep 2023 12:26 UTC
197 points
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Meta Ques­tions about Metaphilosophy

Wei Dai1 Sep 2023 1:17 UTC
150 points
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[Question] Why doesn’t China (or didn’t any­one) en­courage/​man­date elas­tomeric res­pi­ra­tors to con­trol COVID?

Wei Dai17 Sep 2022 3:07 UTC
34 points
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[Question] How to bet against civ­i­liza­tional ad­e­quacy?

Wei Dai12 Aug 2022 23:33 UTC
54 points
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AI ethics vs AI alignment

Wei Dai26 Jul 2022 13:08 UTC
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A broad basin of at­trac­tion around hu­man val­ues?

Wei Dai12 Apr 2022 5:15 UTC
113 points
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Mo­ral­ity is Scary

Wei Dai2 Dec 2021 6:35 UTC
194 points
116 comments4 min readLW link1 review

(USA) N95 masks are available on Amazon

Wei Dai18 Jan 2021 10:37 UTC
54 points
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Anti-EMH Ev­i­dence (and a plea for help)

Wei Dai5 Dec 2020 18:29 UTC
94 points
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A tale from Com­mu­nist China

Wei Dai18 Oct 2020 17:37 UTC
278 points
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Every­thing I Know About Elite Amer­ica I Learned From ‘Fresh Prince’ and ‘West Wing’

Wei Dai11 Oct 2020 18:07 UTC
44 points
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[Question] Tips/​tricks/​notes on op­ti­miz­ing investments

Wei Dai6 May 2020 23:21 UTC
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[Question] Have epistemic con­di­tions always been this bad?

Wei Dai25 Jan 2020 4:42 UTC
212 points
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Against Pre­ma­ture Ab­strac­tion of Poli­ti­cal Issues

Wei Dai18 Dec 2019 20:19 UTC
93 points
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[Question] What de­ter­mines the bal­ance be­tween in­tel­li­gence sig­nal­ing and virtue sig­nal­ing?

Wei Dai9 Dec 2019 0:11 UTC
69 points
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Ways that China is sur­pass­ing the US

Wei Dai4 Nov 2019 9:45 UTC
60 points
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List of re­solved con­fu­sions about IDA

Wei Dai30 Sep 2019 20:03 UTC
94 points
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