Rational Feed


Two Year Review by mindlevelup – The actual core message of CFAR. The three most useful insights from MLU’s instrumental rationality series. What rationality techniques does MLU actually use. Less meta-level. Deeper Beliefs and Feelings, How to Get Other People to Actually Do Stuff, Models and Prediction Markets, Group Rationality and Scaling.

Rationality Abridged by Quaerendo (LW 2.0) – “I present to you: Rationality Abridged — a 120-page nearly 50,000-word summary of “Rationality: From AI to Zombies”. Yes, it’s almost a short book. But it is also true that it’s less than 1/10th the length of the original.”

Kaczynski’s Collapse Theory by Robin Hanson – Kaczynski’s Argument: The Fermi Paradox implies advanced civilizations completely destroy themselves. Hence its better to collapse early, even via nuclear war, so that some humans survive. The fundamental problem is that competitive processes only work long term if the scale of transport is much less than the scale of the entire system.

Author: deluks917

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

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