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Drugs that boost mental performance for dummies.
Did caffiene help kickstart the Enlightenment era?
/r/nootropics for your nootropic discussion needs
Other places to discuss include Nootropics Depot and Longecity
Gwern’s posts on nootropics in general, and in-depth on Modafinil in particular
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!
Blindsight by Peter Watts on Amazon. Also available free from the author!
What Is It Like To Be A Bat? (note: PDF)
Heads up, this contains the audio from the previous podcast, “Lies, all Lies!”.
Thanks Davd! One minor typo and the media linked to the old file. 🙂
I’m writing this comment while listening to the episode..
So far it’s pretty funny, especially Steven’s tale of when a coworker gave him some stuff and his experience. I mean, it kinda sounds like he’s experimenting on himself what those drugs do, like he plans to double the dosage for once to see what happens. 🙂
Woo, I got mentioned! Awesome!
And I’m aware of the fact that the trolley problem shouldn’t actually be a thing that a car had to decide about but that’s what people argue about when they’re opposed to self-driving cars. Because some people are not convinced when you tell them that there would be 90% less accidents in traffic (I don’t get them but they exist) and they’re worried that the car would kill the wrong people.
I like what Joscha Bach said about self-driving cars and trolley problems here 😉 https://youtu.be/xqetKitv1Ko?t=1760
This episode is pretty bad. You guys didn’t really tell the readers about the scientific evidence, and your personal experience is very bad evidence.
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