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Drugs that boost mental performance for dummies.
/r/nootropics for your nootropic discussion needs
The Last Psychiatrist’s Ritalin/Adderall post
The survey project where they’re gathering data on what humans would want self-driving cars to do in trolley-problem-like situations. Pretty fun!
What Is It Like To Be A Bat? (note: PDF)
Slate Star Codex article – You Kant Dismiss Universalizability
Wikipedia page on the Revelation Principle
Eliezer’s post on LessWrong – Ends Don’t Justify Means (Among Humans)
Another LessWrong post – Protected From Myself
Louis CK bit on Lying (1:46 seconds long)
Scott Alexander post on LessWrong – The Worst Argument in the World
The Prevalence of Lying in America: Three Studies of Self-Reported Lies
Kim B. Serota, Timothy R. Levine, & Franklin J. Boster
Eliezer_Yudkowsky 05 July 2009 comment on Not Technically Lying by Psychohistorian
S Kuczaj, K Tranel, M Trone, H Hill
Animal Welfare. Special Issue 10:161- 173 (2001)
Comadena’s study finds that friends & spouses have better deception rates than acquaintances, but friends have better deception rates than spouses. So, it’s more like closeness helps your lie-detection ability up to a point, but past that point of closeness, it starts to hurt instead of help. Some other studies show no significant difference between detection rates of strangers vs people in close relationships
We talk with Tsvi from MIRI
“On The Origin of Circuits“, discussing a chip hardware evolution experiment
MIRI’s technical research agenda overview
Alignment for advanced machine learning systems paper from MIRI
Paul Christiano’s about page, which links to his paper Tsvi mentioned
Logical induction paper from MIRI
Reason as Memetic Immune Disorder, by Phil Goetz (not Scott Alexander (yet))
The Logical Fallacy of Generalizing from fictional evidence
Genie Button Though Experiment
The Downfall meme we mentioned. This is Steven’s favorite version.
Sam Harris AI TED talk
Redditor provides an incredible explanation of how being poor can make you bad with money
Who can access the external part of your brain that you carry around in your pocket? What rights do you have to it? With Chase.
The pacemaker that thwarted a fire insurance fraud
The pacemaker that lives inside you is not legally yours and you can’t tamper with it
Published after we recorded – Why You Should Care About The Supreme Court Case On Toner Cartridges (From article – “you don’t “own” things like movies, music, or even the software on your phone; rather, it’s being licensed, which means companies can go to all kinds of lengths to keep controlling how, when, and where you use the things you’ve bought long after you’ve bought them.”)
We discuss a famously controversial post, despite our better judgement. With Sean and Matt.
The Post: Torture Vs Dust Specks
Ashton Kutcher’s Thorn program
“…And I Show You How Deep The Rabbit Hole Goes” – short story by Scott Alexander featuring pills of many colors
SMBC Comics is the best!
Superman and the Clan of the Fiery Cross radio shows
Reasons and Persons, by Derek Parfit
A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles, by Thomas Sowell