Rational Feed


City Travel Scaling by Robin Hanson – Review of Geoffrey West’s ‘Scale’. Most visits to a location are from infrequent visitors who live nearby. Fractal piping systems have an overhead that only grows logarithmically with the size of the city. Evolution never found such efficient heating/cooling systems.

Cognitive Empathy And Emotional Labor by Gordon (Map and Territory) – Affective empathy contrasted with Cognitive empathy. Cognitive empathy enables real emotional labor.

Sabbath Hard And Go Home by Ben Hoffman – The Sabbth as easymode leisure. Unplugging while camping or on a meditation retreat feels natural. What is leisure? If you are unable to keep a Sabbath things are not ok, there isn’t enough slack in the system.

Common Sense Eats Common Talk by Stefano Zorzi (ribbonfarm) – Missing the housing bubble. Falling for conformity. Seeing through invisible clothes. Advice: Test macro assumptions, beware of jargon, assume propositions that contradict common sense are wrong. Common talk and common sense and their failings.


Trial Postponed by GiveDirectly – Give directly Kenya trial postponed due to political events.


September 2017 Newsletter by The MIRI Blog – New MIRI paper on Incorrigibility and shitting off AI. Best posts from the intelligent agents forum. Links to videos and podcasts. MIRI personel updates and career opportunities in aI safety.

Author: deluks917

A singer is someone who tries to be good. Currently living in North Oakland.

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