Here too. as long as i hover over the article (not just the black boxes), but not on the sides
Happy it helps!
liked the video, i think you improved from the first :)
I think the thumbnail is better, more eye-catchy and likely to get clicked.
the title is better, i think many people would wonder “huh, why do smart people become stupid?”.
A few points for improvement -
the intro was nice, but not really attention grabbing.
You used a lot of clips of people talking, which was good, i think you could mix it up a bit with some audio from them here and there, can make the video a bit more fun (and even give examples).
The subscribe thing at the end was a jump scare, not so nice.
You should engage with commenters, Either liking their comments or replying.
all in all—I think you’re doing a good job, and i subscribed, keep going :)
I had the idea that journalism can be helpful and beneficial to rationalists, and thought to write about it, but i first looked to see if someone did it already.
This post was really helpful, though i found it only through a different post since it didn’t have the keywords “journaling” and “diary”.
Here’s another benefit that isn’t discussed and relevant specifically to rationality:
We know that our memory is far from perfect, and that whenever we remember something we change the memory a little, and maybe add after the fact analysis to it.
long term journaling gives you a window into how you thought in the past, and how your thinking has changed.
I think it would also be very valuable for someone who’s just staring out with rationality, to start a journal and as part of it track his journey with rationality. We’re all families with how many of the ideas in the sequences feel obvious after sometime getting used to them. a journal would record and remind you how it was for you to first grapple with these new ideas.
Another benefit is noticing patterns and principles:
I noticed in my life that many times after some events (meaningful, happy, sad, important, etc.), i note a principle to myself, a lesson from it. but also many times when it happens, i notice that i already “noted” this principle to myself, but since i haven’t written it or talked with someone about it i forgot it. not making the smae mistakes over and over again is a large part of rationality, being able to review such moments and your thoughts on them at the moment would be very helpful.
Just discovered this through the archive feature, this is awesome!
I think it should be linked in more places, it’s a really useful resource.
Two Years late but, thank you for making this!
You can disable it on your account settings :)
hmm, not sure. some are already happening, some are more speculative (e.g fusion energy)
But i would say anything musk plans is likely, i wouldn’t bet against that man :D
Future Circular Collider, The 100km particle accelerator
Literally a moonshot, SpaceX’s plan to send people to the moon
China belt and road initiative
Future space stations
NASA lunar outpost
Future gravitational wave detectors
Life extension (seems fit)
Asteroid mining (Not yet any mining projects ongoing, only sample returns)
Human Connectome Project
I would put a lot of focus on Akrasia early on. to me, Akrasia seems like the “denominator of rationality”. no matter how rational you are, if you are akratic, your behavior won’t be rational. for example, if you follow through on just 1⁄10 best judgements you have, you can never fulfill more than 10% of your rationality potential.
I would then add a section that deals with applying rationality to “limiting beliefs” (close to the self development), things that if you stop believing in it won’t just be rewarding because it’s the truth, but will bring instant improvement to your life. one example is irrational fears—life fear of rejection and failure.
Another thing here would be the importance of practice. focusing on going out there and trying to do stuff, then later also using your rationality specific skills to develop better strategy. practice could be rejection therapy, habit forming, talking to strangeness, even pickup*. the important thing about these are that they are highly actionable, traceable (it’s easy to now if you’re making progress), and give a lot of value back.
*I know pick up is touchy subject on LW. I’m talking about the non creepy pick-up, whether for man or woman, where they train on being better with the other and sex. not manipulating and using the other sex.
I have some more thoughts that right now are less concrete, i will probably edit this answer later.
That’s when you fall forward, Alicorn was talking about falling backward
Fixed, thank you
I’m not using Facebook, but you can post it there if you want :)
putting it on rationality.co.il sounds like a great idea :)
Could you mark them? you should be able to to comment on the document
I translated this piece in Hebrew, here it is, enjoy :)
maybe you can post the question in all such communities you know (and those that’ll be suggested here), and also turn it into a test—which one will give the best answers, with best signal/noise ratio?
Has there been any progress towards this idea? I as well think it would be a fantastic book and would love to read it
edit: I see there’s a wiki page regarding this idea, with some links