Meta-tations On Moderation Towards Public Archipelago by Raymond Arnold (LW) – LW 2.0 gives author with sufficiently large amounts of karma the ability to moderate comments on their own posts. Ray argues that lesswrong public discussions are too nitpicky and critical. This causes most of the important discussions to occur in private spaces (in person, facebook, etc). LEsswrong 1.0 died because authors, including Eliezer, moved off the site. Lesswrong 2.0 needs to be a place where people can post their ideas and get actually useful feedback. Right now posting to lesswrong feels like subjecting yourself to peer review.
Open Source Monasticism by Nathan Rosquist (LW) – “Assertion: Monasticism is a recurring pattern in the world’s religions. Looking at the things that different monasticisms have in common can teach us how (and how not) to live in communities of shared purpose.”
Takeoff Speeds by Paul Christiano – “Futurists have argued for years about whether the development of AGI will look more like a breakthrough within a small group (‘fast takeoff’), or a continuous acceleration distributed across the broader economy or a large firm (‘slow takeoff’). I currently think a slow takeoff is significantly more likely. This post explains some of my reasoning and why I think it matters. Mostly the post lists arguments I often hear for a fast takeoff and explains why I don’t find them compelling.” [note: The author works at OpenAI]