The Conspiracy Welcomes You

We now have a Patreon page!

And a Merch store?? Can this timeline get any better?

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153 – Values and Wireheading with Wes Fenza

We beef with Wes over how important values may or may not be, and why Wireheading is awesome and/or evil.

Wes is the head of The Mind Killer podcast!

7:23  –  LW Posts discussion begins
53:39  –  Main Topic begins
2:01:40  –  Thank the Patron

We also discuss Not Everthing Is a Clue

and Aladdin

The quokka


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast, and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

The Hidden Complexity of Wishes (audio version here, courtesy of ywecur!)

Lost Purposes

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Purpose and Pragmatism

The Affect Heuristic

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152 – Frame Control with Aella

We speak to Aella about her post on Frame Control

Aella’s TwitterLSD post

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The Categories Were Made For Man not visa versa SSC post

Jace’s XKCD reference

Shut Down The Narcissist video

Gray Rock video

Not Everything Is A Clue

Shaping Exercises 101


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast, and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Not for the Sake of Happiness (Alone)

Leaky Generalizations

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

The Hidden Complexity of Wishes

Lost Purposes

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151 – Don’t Make This Your Everything

We discuss Sasha Chapin’s “Your Intelligent, Conscientious In-group Has Bad Social Norms Too

Main Topic begins at 45:46

Other items mentioned:

The Simple Truth – Eliezer’s short story about The Sheep Counter

Keep Your Identity Small – by Paul Graham, not Hanson!

Otters vs Possums – by Aella

Shit Rationalists Say


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast, and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Artificial Addition

Truly Part Of You

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Not for the Sake of Happiness (Alone)

Leaky Generalizations

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150 – The Procrastination Equation

We discuss the book The Procrastination Equation as summarized by Luke in How to Beat Procrastination

The audio is rough at first, we fixed it after 8 minutes.

Other items discussed include:

Bezos in a Mecha

The Goth Chicken

Whether the King’s English was good enough for Jesus?

Hugh Jackman for Men vs Hugh Jackman for Women

Eneasz’s next story is coming out in March


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast, and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

No Evolutions for Corporations or Nanodevices

The Simple Math of Everything

Conjuring An Evolution To Serve You

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Artificial Addition

Truly Part Of You

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149 – The Roots of Progress

We speak with Jason Crawford (twitter), from The Roots of Progress. Interview begins at 44:25.

Posts discussed include:

Iron: From mythical to mundane

The various Why Did It Take So Long For (X), and specifically Cotton Gin, Bicycle, and Threshing Machine

Does invention come from deprivation or plenty?

Progress studies as a moral imperative and a civic duty

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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast, and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Terminal Values and Instrumental Values

Evolving to Extinction

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

No Evolutions for Corporations or Nanodevices

The Simple Math of Everything

Conjuring An Evolution To Serve You

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148 – Decisions, Decisions

Matt Freeman returns to talk about Decision Theory, and the discusion ranges far afield.

Matt is from The Guild of the Rose, which we had a recent episode about. You can see his Decision Theory Course videos here.

Scott Alexander on All Debates Are Bravery Debates

Our previous Newcomb episode

Our previous Torture vs Dust Specks episode

The Kindness to Kin story


 

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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast, and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Protein Reinforcement and DNA Consequentialism

Thou Art Godshatter  (in Audio as well)

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Terminal Values and Instrumental Values

Evolving to Extinction

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