This has an effect on my motivation: I have a strong desire for western society, and humanity as a whole, to exist through the next century, though I'm not certain that it will. I'm involved in a number of projects that are trying to study and solve these things.
Taking jokes completely seriously and explaining why they are wrong.
Making dry personal summaries.
Dry self-referential and self-deprecating humour.
I will probably dump at least one of my ideas on you if you talk to me for more than five minutes. I love talking about what I think about.
I read stuff on the internet. SCP, Ra, Gunnerkrigg, Mother of Learning, metatextual wizardfic. Mangos and animoos.
RJD2, Benny Goodman, Chopin, Emancipator, Beethoven, Nujabes, Autecre, Debussy; all share the fact that there is little singing, which I find distracting.
Probably the best way to locate me in culture space is the non fiction internet stuff:
Weird Sun Twitter, Slate Star Codex, Ribbon Farm, Meaningness, and some dark places on the internet which shall not be named here.
Applied rationality with a focus on phenomenology; how to learn empathy, or at least feel that it is a concrete skill that can be learned; the relevance of non-verbal thought and how important it is to be able to turn it into words when teaching (especially in math).
Some esoteric stuff, and developing an ontology to support it so it doesn't feel like or have the effect of believing in fake things.
How we love to bulldoze chesterton's fences around social structures; identity, status, and group minds.
Message me if you have an idea that you want heard.
Message me if you want to be a test dummy for my teaching applied phenomenology and empathy.
Message me with an answer to this problem: Omega, the perfect predictor comes to you and puts before you two boxes, box A and box B. You have two choices. Either take just box A, or take both boxes. There is always $1k under box B. There is $1m under box A only if Omega predicts that you take only box A. What do you do? What if box A is made of glass?
I'm looking for only friends at this point.
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