154 – Two General Thinkers Discuss General Thinking

Jace and Steven cover this one since Eneasz is busy drinking cocktails out of a coconut in a beach in Hawaii.

Robin Hanson (probably correctly) thinks the world is going to shit (paraphrasing). He thinks that a robust check on the escalating madness out there could be a community of intellectual generalists. Is he right? Are his categories sensible? Find out as we meander through this post!

4:24 – LW Posts
38:17 – Main Topic
2:08:35 – Thank The Patron!


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Purpose and Pragmatism

The Affect Heuristic

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Evaluability (And Cheap Holiday Shopping)

Unbounded Scales, Huge Jury Awards, & Futurism

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