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47 – Post Scarcity

If this episode sounds a little sub-par, it’s because Steven edited it since Kyle was on vacation. Let his reputation remain intact!

Check out Naveen Mishra on twitter! @urstrulymishra


Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark

Stanford’s Legal Design Lab

Legalese: an open-source project to draft legal documents the way programmers develop software!

Quantifying Decentralization


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46 – Social Media and Outrage Culture

The Only Way to Win is Not to Play

Major source used by Eneasz – Our Mind Can Be Hijacked

Meditations on Moloch

A recent Molochian short story Eneasz likes – Three Bodies at Mitanni

The Two Income Trap

Age of Em

Superstitious Mice

The Capt America/National Anthem Meme – spread by Russians?

Tristan Harris on Sam Harris’s podcast, and his article Steven referenced

Facebook Purity – use it, it’s good

TheZvi’s post Against Facebook. (It’s long, but you can skip the “break down of the 30 items” section in the middle, that’s really just there for documentation)

The Toxoplasma of Rage

Grover Norquist

Alonzo Fyfe on the moral duty to Secure One’s Beliefs and Moral Negligence

Ken Ham vs Bill Nye

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45 – Cryptocurrencies

A quick primer, and what do they have to do with EA?

Bitcoin mining takes off in Venezuela due to hyperinflation of the local currency and nearly-free electricity.

China is starting to shut down legal BitCoin use.

What makes Ethereum special?

Ethereum already using as much electricity as a small country.

Rhys Lindmark on Twitter and Patreon

Harry Potter – is it super pro-capitalist/consumerist?

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44 – Burning Man

Eneasz talks about his first Burning Man experience

Sorry this is late. Please accept a 167 minute episode as apology?

And 9/26 is Petrov Day!

The 10 Principles of Burning Man, at the official Burning Man Organization site

Eneasz’s series of posts on Burning Man – (01, 2, 3, 4, 5 (some repetition from what’s in the podcast)

There’s a couple minutes of extra talk about the Burning Man Suicide that is available on Patreon. It’s free for anyone who wants to hear it, but we didn’t include it in the main episode, and don’t have it available on our main RSS feed, so that no one accidentally listens to it.

Does criticizing rationalists make you rationalist-adjacent? Ozy and the SSC subreddit gesture in the direction of “yeah, pretty much”. 🙂

We couldn’t contact Thomas in time to get his source, and will update this once we can, but it’s possible he was referring to the CDC’s fact sheet stating “CDC projects that approximately one in six MSM overall are at risk of being diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime if current diagnoses rates persist”

Thomas’s game design company – Sixpence Games

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43 – Parenting as a Rationalist

We speak with aspiring rationalists with children.

Our previous episode pondering children – Kids, These Days

Louis C.K. has a bunch of stuff on parenting

I Wonder by Annaka Harris, a book on emotional intelligence for children

Article on treating kids like people

The Rider and the Elephant (and the Path!)

Pet Semetary

Nonviolent Communication

Republican Baby vs Christian Baby

Bryan Caplan argues that kids basically turn out how their genes direct, and parenting has little influence, so don’t sweat it too much (as long as you aren’t neglectful/abusive). Short Post and (comparatively) Long Book.

The Biodeterminist’s Guide to Parenting

The Polgar Sisters are raised to become chess masters

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42 – Emotionally Charged Discussion

Julia Galef’s ‘Update Project‘. Check out some of the other links on her website too.

Steven: “There’s a ton of content and techniques in this area that I wanted to cover and didn’t get a chance to. I’m including a couple of further reading suggestions below.”

Brienne Yudkowsky’s blog “Agenty Duck” is the best source of introspective techniques and considerations on this and related topics that I’ve come across. I suggest starting with this post.

I’m also a huge fan of the Double Crux Game, which I’ve never had a chance to play formally. Basically you and a willing participant with whom you disagree on something figure out what the root cause of your disagreement is (almost never the apparent disagreement) and analyze the crux of your disagreement. At the end, you shouldn’t disagree anymore (like good Bayesians!) Check out links about this here and here.

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