98 – A GSV Very Different From Ours

We are joined by Discord user GSV to talk about Legal Systems Very Different From Ours

The Podcast Very Different From Ours is available at SoundCloud, as well as GooglePodcasts. iTunes link coming soon.

Scott Alexander’s fiction discussed: Samsara, The Study of Anglophysics (audio), Unsong (audio)

This Waifu Does Not Exist

Brad Pitt in Snatch

Pro Se Folk Devil

John Oliver on SLAPPs

Helpful links provided by commentor  Lorien:

references on air pollution (quick and dirty search):




Wrt. medical staff being fine with long hours:


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

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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

The Virtue of Narrowness

You Can Face Reality

The Apocalypse Bet

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Your Strength as a Rationalist

I Defy the Data!

Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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2 Responses to 98 – A GSV Very Different From Ours

  1. Pingback: Rational Newsletter | Issue #87

  2. Tom says:

    When you mentioned public construction projects that cost much more than they were planned to cost and took much longer to complete, I instantly thought of the airport currently being build in Berlin, Germany.
    Over the years it has become the laughing stock of the whole nation, as time and again its budget is increased and the opening postponed. It is currently 8 years past the initial deadline and the projected costs have risen from ~$2b to ~$9b, including extensions. Some parts of the building have to be replaced because standards have changed since the original construction, there have been several mismanagements, construction failures and, oh, the airport already faces bankruptcy, before being even opened! See here for more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Brandenburg_Airport

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