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Taxonomy of technological resurrection - request for comment 2017-12-02T17:06:33.701Z · score: 1 (1 votes)
Rescuing the Extropy Magazine archives 2017-07-01T14:25:13.501Z · score: 18 (18 votes)
The Rationalistsphere and the Less Wrong wiki 2017-06-12T23:29:30.722Z · score: 13 (13 votes)
Deconstructing overpopulation for life extensionists 2017-01-02T01:17:04.667Z · score: 3 (4 votes)
H+Pedia opens projects and editorial portal 2016-10-16T21:41:11.089Z · score: 1 (2 votes)
My latest around of internet urban legend research: Deep web secrets 2016-09-28T19:12:12.391Z · score: 0 (5 votes)
Why we may elect our new AI overlords 2016-09-04T01:07:47.096Z · score: 2 (5 votes)

Comments

Comment by deku-shrub on Rescuing the Extropy Magazine archives · 2017-07-17T21:54:11.426Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I know the guy running the githug repo and his sources, that'll do me for now.

Comment by deku-shrub on Concrete Ways You Can Help Make the Community Better · 2017-06-21T16:40:49.275Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Worse case scenario I'd take it over entirely.

Comment by deku-shrub on Concrete Ways You Can Help Make the Community Better · 2017-06-21T16:39:01.118Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I guess the definition of "rationalist community" has grown too far, and now means more or less "anyone who seems smart and either pays lip service to reason or is a friend with the right people".

If you really think that you should add the definition here: https://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Rationalist_movement

Comment by deku-shrub on The Rationalistsphere and the Less Wrong wiki · 2017-06-19T11:58:51.209Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm not sure how others have been using the word

Please read the article for plenty of examples and get back to me how your view compares or differentiates!

Comment by deku-shrub on Announcing AASAA - Accelerating AI Safety Adoption in Academia (and elsewhere) · 2017-06-17T13:31:14.955Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Added the initiative to the wiki https://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Accelerating_AI_Safety_Adoption_in_Academia

Comment by deku-shrub on Concrete Ways You Can Help Make the Community Better · 2017-06-17T12:59:15.919Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Regarding setting up a gaming server, that seems like something feasible to spin off the Slack or Discord chats. If you're a gamer, Discord is pretty cool an I recommend it. (I was once a gamer like you but I decided I was wasting my life so waste my life writing wikis instead ;) )

Comment by deku-shrub on The Rationalistsphere and the Less Wrong wiki · 2017-06-14T10:31:36.083Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Developing the most important ideas would fall under 'rationalist research'.

Comment by deku-shrub on The Rationalistsphere and the Less Wrong wiki · 2017-06-13T23:32:01.210Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

How's my write up?

What are your thoughts on the most agreeable umbrella term?

Comment by deku-shrub on The Rationalistsphere and the Less Wrong wiki · 2017-06-13T18:52:31.557Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Absolutely!

I've captured the key info for future expansion but I don't have the time to dive the entire list myself, so understanding notable people, conversations and activities would be greatly appreciated!

I have written the most comprehensive high-level history of transhumanism and I would love to flesh out these earlier days better. Grab me on Slack or did you prefer some other channel?

Comment by deku-shrub on The Rationalistsphere and the Less Wrong wiki · 2017-06-13T14:31:23.603Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

That would be an insane amount of work

Not at all. Once you're familiar with syntax, it's far less work than creating e.g. an original article summary for instance.

Comment by deku-shrub on The Rationalistsphere and the Less Wrong wiki · 2017-06-13T10:41:56.331Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Info on successor site?

Comment by deku-shrub on The Rationalistsphere and the Less Wrong wiki · 2017-06-13T10:41:22.506Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I got this this doc from the facebook group. I urgently need to find out if this can merge to the wiki or is going to be a hard forked doc

Comment by deku-shrub on What exactly is the "Rationality Community?" · 2017-04-17T20:03:21.844Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Could you integrate some of you ideas with the wiki definition I've been working on? :)

Comment by deku-shrub on Deconstructing overpopulation for life extensionists · 2017-01-05T23:44:21.817Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

It's definitely a development on the idea of social stagnation yes. Arguablely a plot point of the 'Dune' prequels.

The arguments are mostly unrebutted still, no matter what zealots think :(

Definitely some good points there I need to add.

Comment by deku-shrub on Deconstructing overpopulation for life extensionists · 2017-01-05T23:42:53.151Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Cheers, I fail at the LW UI

Comment by deku-shrub on Deconstructing overpopulation for life extensionists · 2017-01-05T23:42:33.764Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/234/739/fa5.jpg

Comment by deku-shrub on Why we may elect our new AI overlords · 2016-09-07T21:28:34.612Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Pretty much, but I advocate this only in an opt-in, accountable fashion. Or as we say in the IT industry - user acceptance. :)

Comment by deku-shrub on Open thread, Jun. 13 - Jun. 19, 2016 · 2016-06-18T11:59:34.859Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

I am posting here to karma-whore, so that I may one day allowed to actually contribute to the community!

I run H+Pedia the wiki of transhumanism and futurism which has been a great ongoing project to map out everything from emerging technology developments through to political and ideological advocacy in this space.

I'm also a cybercrime researcher, so my life is rather cyberpunk.

Comment by deku-shrub on Does immortality imply eternal existence in linear time? · 2016-04-24T09:06:20.360Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Asking me to sum up the current state of the H+ movement is tricky because I track the entire thing on H+Pedia.

Atheism is growing very strong, due to the influence of Zoltan Istvan, where as I believe Aubrey de Grey is toning down some of his immortalist rhetoric in favour of alternative terms like "Regenerative Medicine" and the like.

There are all kinds of trends I could comment on.

Comment by deku-shrub on Does immortality imply eternal existence in linear time? · 2016-04-23T19:21:16.925Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Immortality comes with all kinds of definitions, literal immortality sounds more of a type-X civilization problem to me :)

Comment by deku-shrub on Does immortality imply eternal existence in linear time? · 2016-04-23T19:20:14.863Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Immortalism is losing popularity within H+ due to its popular interpretation as 'forced immortality', a trope well explored in fiction. :/