162 – Roe No Mo’

Roe v Wade is going away. This sucks, but it’s not the end of the world.

Polls show most Americans support allowing abortion in the first weeks, banning it in the last trimester.

In state’s where it’s legal, one can have a self-managed abortion.
AidAccess is available to help. Services like ipostal1 will forward mail from other states.
Misoprostol is relatively easy to acquire from veterinary sources.

Eneasz is unhappy with Kamala Harris

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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Guardians of the Truth

Guardians of the Gene Pool

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Guardians of Ayn Rand

The Litany Against Gurus

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161 – Restoring the Kingdom of Hawai’i

Not long ago, Hawai’i was a constitutional monarchy. A lot of Hawaiian residents want that restored. Travis Don Kailikea Paradea takes us through what happened, and what’s going down now.

Recommended by Travis:

The Legends and Myths of Hawaii

The Rise and Fall of the Hawaiian Kingdom: A Pictorial History

Unfamiliar Fishes

Weblog of the acting government of the Hawaiian Kingdom

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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Argument Screens Off Authority

Hug the Query

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Guardians of the Truth

Guardians of the Gene Pool

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160 – GAI is Imminent

Four Major AI Advancements In One Week!

New Scaling Laws for Large Language Models – essentially everyone has been training large language models with a deeply suboptimal use of compute

Googles Pathways Language Model explains jokes, and it can distinguish cause and effect and understand counterfactuals

DALL-E 2 makes amazing art on demand

Socratic Modeling system

1:39:51  LW posts

Also mentioned:

Overcoming Bias: AI Language Progress

What an actually pessimistic containment strategy looks like

Github Copilot

Anthropic AI

The Mind Killer


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LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Every Cause Wants To Be A Cult

Reversed Stupidity Is Not Intelligence

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Argument Screens Off Authority

Hug the Query

(edit: misspellings is how we prove we aren’t AIs :P)

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159 – Cryonics Concerns, and Theses On Sleep

We address theoretical cryonics concerns, and discuss Guzey’s Theses On Sleep

3:15  Cryonics Concerns
49:21  Theses On Sleep
1:23:01  LW posts
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Also mentioned:

LW Cryonics Probability Estimates guide

Our episode with Rudy Hoffman

Lifespan podcast

Limitless w Chris Hemsworth

Counter-theses on Sleep

Scott Alexander’s Sleep Is The Mate Of Death

Cryonics Insitute FAQ and info re transportation services


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LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Evaporative Cooling of Group Beliefs

When None Dare Urge Restraint

The Robbers Cave Experiment

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Every Cause Wants To Be A Cult

Reversed Stupidity Is Not Intelligence

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Monarchy Reactions – post Episode 158 discussion (Teaser)

The Conspirators regroup to discuss if/how their views on monarchy have changed.

The full episode is available for our Patrons

Mentioned:

List of Current States With Monarchs

CGP Gray’s Rules for Rulers (Keys of Power)

Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World (warning – crappy 80s song)

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158 – Can Monarchy Save Us From Fascism?

We speak with Cornelius about this idea that Monachy is good because it can save us from populist fascism.

1:44:50 LW posts
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Cornelius blogs at EsotericMusings.substack.com

Also mentioned:

Gray Mirror Substack

Democracy: The God that Failed by Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Jace’s counterargument is basically a link to Scott Alexander’s Anti-Reactionary FAQ

We did a “Reactions to this episode” mini-episode the following week


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LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Fake Fake Utility Functions

Fake Utility Functions

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Evaporative Cooling of Group Beliefs

When None Dare Urge Restraint

The Robbers Cave Experiment

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