Rational Feed

Scott:

Silinks Is Golden by Scott Alexander – Standard SSC links post.

Some Unsong Guys by Scott Alexander (Scratchpad) – Pictures of Unsong Fan Art.

Rationalist:

Thought Experiment Coarsegrained Vr Utopia by cousin_it (lesswrong) – Assume an AI is running a Vr simulation that is hooked up to actual human brains. This means that the AI only has to simulate nature at a coarse grained level. How hard would it be to make that virtual reality a utopia?

A Call To Adventure by Robin Hanson – Meaning in life can be found by joining or starting a grand project. Two possible adventures: Promoting and implementing futarchy (decision making via prediction markets). Getting a real understanding of human motivation.

EA:

Cash is King by GiveDirectly – Eight media articles about Effective Altruism and Cash transfers.

Misc:

G Reliant Skills Seem Most Susceptible To Automation by Freddie deBoer – Computers already outperform humans in g-loaded domains such as Go and Chess. Many g-loaded jobs might get automated. Jobs involving soft or people skills are resilient to automation.

Podcast:

Jason Khalipa by Tim Ferriss – “8-time CrossFit Games competitor, a 3-time Team USA CrossFit member, and — among other athletic feats — he has deadlifted 550 pounds, squatted 450 pounds, and performed 64 pullups at a bodyweight of 210 pounds.”

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Author: deluks917

Software Engineer in New York City. Admin of the SlateStarcodex discord. Math PHD drop out.

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