delton137
29Silver Spring, United States
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My self-summary
Spent the last 6 years in grad school doing a physics Ph.D. at Stony Brook University on Long Island. You can read about my research at www.moreisdifferent.com.

Science, rationality, and skeptical thinking are very important to me. I enjoy podcasts like the Skeptics Guide to the Universe, Rationally Speaking, and Sam Harris. I am very interested in neuroscience, artificial intelligence, deep learning and philosophy of mind.

I'm very honest and open. I have the INTJ/INTP personality type.

Things I like to do for fun: reading, board games, jogging/going to the gym, cryptocurrency trading, downhill skiing, and urban exploring. Just got into contra dance as well and looking to start swing dance soon.

I notice a lot of poly people around DC on OKC, so for what it's worth I'll mention I am sympathetic to polyamory. However I haven't been able to realize it/ experience it in my own life yet, though.
What I’m doing with my life
Transitioning into postdoctoral research in machine learning at the University of Maryland, College Park, on an upswing after a very rough grad school experience.
I’m really good at
Thinking skeptically and analytically. Other things - pointing out constellations, judging the monetary value of used books, keeping myself spatially oriented.

I'm pretty humble about my abilities otherwise.
The first things people usually notice about me
Obviously people notice that I'm white, have glasses and male, and then make some judgement. Otherwise, I'm not sure.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
One of my favorite books is "The Great Gatsby", which I've read three times.

Some of my other favorite books are "Neuromancer", "Snow Crash", "The Moon is Harsh Mistress", and "Cat's Cradle". I like hard sci-fi and cyberpunk/transhumanist fiction.

A few of my favorite movies are "Blade Runner", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Dr. Strangelove".

I've listened to a very wide variety of music over the years. Right now I listen to a lot of ambient electronica and post rock.

Some random bands that I like are Noah and the Whale, Vampire Weekend, Crystal Castles, CHVRCHES, Metric, Third Eye Blind, Russian Circles, God is an Astronaut, The Postal Service...
Six things I could never do without
My glasses , my watch, my phone, adequate blood sugar, adequate sleep, and water
I spend a lot of time thinking about
when my 'monkey brain' isn't bothering me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Foam6oKPI), I tend to think a lot about technology and how it effects society, self-improvement stuff, the future of humanity (singularity, etc)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used the Blendr app, it sucked.
You should message me if
One or more of these:

You read my profile and are interested in meeting up in real life.

You're into intellectual / philosophical conversation.

You're into Effective Altruism or transhumanism.

You read LessWrong and/or SlateStarCodex.
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