The Conspiracy Welcomes You

We now have a Patreon page!

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

Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong? There’s also a subreddit.

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176 – Circling with Aella

Aella comes on the show to tell us what the heck Circling is and why we should do it.

0:01:21 How Many Rationalists Are There?
0:04:40 Circling
1:09:42 LW Posts
1:41:35 Thank the Patron!

Aella’s Blog

The Patreon bit where we discuss The Murder Button

Circle Anywhere

Authentic Relating International

Julia Galef on Bayes’ Equation


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Our Patreon page, your support is most rational, and totally effective. Also merch!


Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast

LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

Absolute Authority

Infinite Certainty

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts: (for real this time)

0 And 1 Are Not Probabilities

Beautiful Math

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175 – FTX + EA, and Personal Finance

David from The Mind Killer joins us. We got to talking about the FTX collapse and some of the waves it sent through the Effective Altruism community. Afterwards David helps us out with personal finance.

0:00:00 Intro
0:02:08 The Sequences Now Formatted For Zoomers
0:11:25 FTX Collapse & EA Shockwaves
0:54:20 Personal Finance
1:43:20 Thank the Patron!

The Sequences In A Zoomer-Readable Format

FTX: The $32B implosion – a good fast roundup of what the hell happened

Yudkowsky’s essay on FTX Future Fund money that’s been paid out

Yudkowsky’s essay warning against humans trying to use utilitarianism 14 years ago

Bunch of Twitter – The reason we have excess money to giveRobert Wiblina god complexconflating utilitarianism with naive utilitarianismthe ultimate take-away

Our recent episode on Virtue Ethics

Erik Hoel criticizing EA

More details about the FTX stuff will be on the next episode of The Mind Killer

“Investment is a bet that a thing will be important in the future” – David

Nassim Taleb’s Barbell Investment Strategy


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Our Patreon page, your support is most rational, and totally effective. Also merch!


Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast

LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

none

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts: (for really real this time)

Absolute Authority

Infinite Certainty

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BREAKING – FTX collapse & EA shockwaves

While recording the next episode we got to talking about the FTX collapse and some of the waves it sent through the Effective Altruism community. We decided to break it out into a separate segment so it can air while it’s still relevant.

FTX: The $32B implosion – a good fast roundup of what the hell happened

Yudkowsky’s essay on FTX Future Fund money that’s been paid out

Yudkowsky’s essay warning against humans trying to use utilitarianism 14 years ago

Bunch of Twitter – The reason we have excess money to give; Robert Wiblin; a god complex; conflating utilitarianism with naive utilitarianism; the ultimate take-away

Our recent episode on Virtue Ethics

Erik Hoel criticizing EA

More details about the FTX stuff will be on the next episode of The Mind Killer


Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?

Our Patreon page, your support is most rational, and totally effective. 🙂

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174 – Jon Stewart, The Consensus Emancipator

Wes and David from The Mind Killer show up for a special cross-over episode.

We discuss How Stewart Made Tucker

Listen to The Mind Killer 🙂


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Also merch!


Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast

LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

none

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts: (for real this time)

Absolute Authority

Infinite Certainty

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173 – Oh Lawd, Strong AI is Comin’

Matt Freeman returns to discuss General Artificial Intelligence timelines, and why they are short.

Our primary text is: Why I think strong general AI is coming soon

Other links:

“Let’s think step by step” is all you need

NVIDIA A100 info

The Mind Killer

AI suggested 40,000 new possible chemical weapons in six hours

Yo be real GPT

Hack language models with Ignore Previous Instructions

Very Bad Wizards: Is it GPT or Dan Dennett?

Tesla Bot

“it’s obviously conscious”

Whenever anyone says Elon doesn’t deliver…

HPMoR Christmas chapter extended by AI (w/ guidance)


0:00:00 Intro/Main Topic
2:02:18 Thank the Patron!


Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?

Also merch!


Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast

LessWrong Sequence Posts Discussed in this Episode:

none

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Absolute Authority

Infinite Certainty

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172 – Virtue Ethics

Kerry discusses virtue ethics with us, and how one is to live.

After Virtue, by Alasdair MacIntyre

Pareto efficiency at Wikipedia, slightly less dense Pareto Improvement at Investopedia

Our 23rd episode – Desirism with Alonzo Fyfe

The 12 Virtues of Rationality

I See Dead Kids


0:00:00 Intro/Main Topic
1:42:34 LW posts
2:05:53 Thank the Patron!


Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?

Also merch!


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

But There’s Still A Chance, Right?

The Fallacy of Gray

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Absolute Authority

Infinite Certainty

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