Links: Hurly Burly by Scott Alexander – SSC links post. Copyright, genetic engineering, Autism, Machine Learning, Putin’s fears of AI risk, the lesswrong relaunch and more
Why I Quit Social Media by Sarah Constantin – Becoming stronger and less emotional since we live in a finite world with constrained resources. Social media: “It distances you from reality, makes you focus on a shadow-world of opinions about opinions about opinions; it makes you more impulsive and emotionally unstable; it incentivizes derailing conversations to fish for ego-strokes.”
Travel Journal Hawaii by Jacob Falkovich – The Hawaiian language only has 40 syllables. Sales tax. Circadian Rhythm. Colonialism. The Hawaiian caste system. The best meal in the world. Don’t quit your job to sell lemonade. Minimum wage ruined the pineapple industry.
NBER Conference Artificial Intelligence by Marginal Revolution – Links to the program and videos. Tyler was there to comment on Korinek and Stiglitz.
Politics and Economics:
Milgram Replicates by Bryan Caplan – Milgram’s shock study replicated well in 2009. Since 79% of people who pushed past the subjects first verbal protest went to the end of the range the replication stopped earlier than Milgram.