The Conspiracy Welcomes You

We now have a Patreon page!

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

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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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147 – Newcomblike Problems Are The Norm

How Newcomb’s problem applies to real-life. We discuss Newcomblike problems are the norm (LW crosspost).

Also mentioned:

Replacing Guilt Audiobook!

Our episode on Replacing Guilt

Our episode on Talking To Strangers part 1, and part 2


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Adaptation-Executers, not Fitness-Maximizers

Evolutionary Psychology

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Protein Reinforcement and DNA Consequentialism

Thou Art Godshatter

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146 – What Is A Rationalist?

We settle the ultimate question once and for all.

also discussed:

Julia Galef’s quick video on Bayesian Thinking

Bulletproofing deters warlords

Steven’s friend’s GoFundMe

Our first and second and third episodes on cryonics. The interview with Rudi Hoffman is the third one, and he can help get you signed up at  rudihoffman.com.

Also the Cryonics Institute FAQ


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Fake Morality

Fake Optimization Criteria

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Adaptation-Executers, not Fitness-Maximizers

Evolutionary Psychology

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145 – You Are In Newcomb’s IQ Shredder

We discuss You Are In Newcomb’s Box and The IQ Shredder

also touched on – Why Does Singapore Have Such A Low Birthrate?


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

The Tragedy of Group Selectionism

Fake Selfishness

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Fake Morality

Fake Optimization Criteria

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