Ophion Thread by Scott Alexander – Bi-weekly public open thread. top comments: Multiple comments on schizophrenia including connections to shamanism and psychedelics.
Territory And The Maps by Jacob Falkovich – Jacob’s take on the classic rationalist concept of ‘map and territory’. This is the first post in a sequence that is intended to explain the basics of Jacob’s mental model of how to reason.
Rodney Brooks On Artificial Intelligence by EconTalk – “Brooks argues that we both under-appreciate and over-appreciate the impact of innovation. He applies this insight to the current state of driverless cars and other changes people are expecting to change our daily lives in radical ways. He also suggests that the challenges of developing truly intelligent robots and technologies will take much longer than people expect, giving human beings time to adapt to the effects. Plus a cameo from Isaac Newton.”