Opaque Thread by Scott Alexander – Public Open Thread. Registry of Bans now includes people banned from irl meetups.
Progeny Probs: Souls, Ems, Quantum by Robin Hanson – ‘Consider three kinds of ancestry trees: 1) souls of some odd human mothers, 2) ems and their copies, and 3) splitting quantum worlds. In each kind of tree, agents can ask themselves, “Which future version of me will I become?”’
No Separation From Hyper-existential Risk by Perfecting Dated Visions – Any AI that can produce a true existential win can also produce a fate much worse than death for humanity.
Cities, Planning And Order Without Design by EconTalk – ‘Bertaud explores the role of zoning and planning alongside the emergent factors that affect the growth of cities. He emphasizes the importance of cities as places for people to work and looks at how preferences and choices shape cities. Bertaud also reflects upon the differing perspectives of urban planners and economists.’