Oct 6, 2022
[EDIT: LabDoor responds here]
[Epistemic status: not totally sure of any of this, I welcome comments by people who know more.]
Not as in “do supplements work?”. As in “if you buy a bottle of ginseng from your local store, will it really contain...
Oct 5, 2022
Problem Of Fully-Updated Deference is a response by MIRI (eg Eliezer Yudkowsky’s organization)...
Oct 2, 2022
RandomTweet is a service that will show you exactly that - a randomly selected tweet from the whole history of Twitter. It describes itself as “a live demo that most people on twitter are not like you.”
I feel the same way about Substack....
Oct 1, 2022
[Original post: Unpredictable Reward, Predictable Happiness]
1: Okay, I mostly wanted to highlight this one by Grognoscente:
I think really digging into the neural nitty gritty may prove illuminative here. Dopamine release in nucleus...
Sep 29, 2022
Nostradamus was a 16th century French physician who claimed to be able to see the future.
(never trust doctors who dabble in futurology, that’s my advice)
His method was: read books of other people’s prophecies and calculate some astrological...