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What are examples of 'scientific' studies that contradict what you believe about yourself? 2020-08-03T06:11:19.683Z · score: 10 (4 votes)
When a status symbol loses its plausible deniability, how much power does it lose? 2020-07-07T00:48:21.558Z · score: 5 (6 votes)
The Echo Fallacy 2020-07-05T23:00:39.476Z · score: 12 (5 votes)
[Crowdfunding] LessWrong podcast 2020-07-03T20:59:53.590Z · score: 9 (5 votes)
The Book of HPMOR Fanfics 2020-07-03T13:32:17.536Z · score: 27 (10 votes)
Is taking bacopa good for life extension? 2020-05-23T08:54:27.480Z · score: 8 (3 votes)
What aspects of the world emotionally bothers you on an immediate personal level on a daily basis? 2020-05-22T06:27:55.357Z · score: 8 (5 votes)
[link] Biostasis / Cryopreservation Survey 2020 2020-05-16T07:20:58.879Z · score: 5 (1 votes)
What was your reasoning for deciding whether to raise children? 2020-05-15T03:53:23.776Z · score: 4 (3 votes)
What work of fiction explore increased transparency in the world? 2020-05-13T21:15:01.640Z · score: 5 (1 votes)
What are articles on "lifelogging as life extension"? 2020-05-13T20:35:10.676Z · score: 10 (3 votes)
Is AI safety research less parallelizable than AI research? 2020-05-10T20:43:59.476Z · score: 9 (3 votes)
What are examples of perennial discoveries? 2020-05-09T06:17:18.171Z · score: 10 (4 votes)
What fraction of your lifetime (0-80 years old) egoist budget would you (want to) spend on a pill that made you live for as long as you wanted (perfect invincibility), as healthily as you wanted if you knew it would become available to you once you're 80 years old (and that you would otherwise irreversibly die)? 2020-05-08T08:50:40.815Z · score: 4 (3 votes)
What would you do differently if you were less concerned with looking weird? 2020-05-07T23:29:16.618Z · score: 10 (5 votes)
Why do you (not) use a pseudonym on LessWrong? 2020-05-07T19:34:35.446Z · score: 10 (9 votes)
[link] How many humans will have their brain preserved? Forecasts and trends 2020-05-07T06:11:00.176Z · score: 10 (5 votes)
How much money would you pay to get access to video footage of your surroundings for a year of your choice (in the past)? 2020-05-05T05:50:44.628Z · score: 8 (3 votes)
[Link] Rationalist Games -- Facebook Group 2020-05-04T22:13:41.748Z · score: 5 (3 votes)
What information on (or relevant to) modal immortality do you recommend? 2020-05-04T11:30:47.869Z · score: 10 (3 votes)
What physical trigger-action plans did you implement? 2020-04-27T20:10:08.826Z · score: 5 (4 votes)
What social trigger-action plans did you implement? 2020-04-27T20:08:01.147Z · score: 5 (4 votes)
What cognitive trigger-action plans did you implement? 2020-04-27T19:58:21.808Z · score: 4 (3 votes)
Why do you have a personal rationalist blog instead of using LessWrong? Why don't you cross-post all your relevant blog posts? 2020-04-24T17:54:44.643Z · score: 12 (9 votes)
What are good defense mechanisms against dangerous bullet biting? 2020-04-21T20:51:53.983Z · score: 6 (3 votes)
What are the externalities of predictions on wars? 2020-04-20T17:37:09.510Z · score: 6 (2 votes)
What are habits that a lot of people have and don't tend to have ever questioned? 2020-04-20T05:26:27.584Z · score: 12 (6 votes)
Why do we have offices? 2020-03-31T01:01:21.668Z · score: 9 (4 votes)
What are examples of Rationalist posters or Rationalist poster ideas? 2020-03-22T07:08:46.646Z · score: 14 (5 votes)
Would a tax on AI products be useful? 2020-03-21T04:00:15.139Z · score: 7 (2 votes)
What would be the consequences of commoditizing AI? 2020-03-21T03:56:15.029Z · score: 4 (1 votes)
What's the present value of the Future? 2020-03-21T03:35:29.745Z · score: 4 (1 votes)
Mati_Roy's Shortform 2020-03-17T08:21:41.287Z · score: 4 (1 votes)
What are some articles that updated your beliefs a lot on an important topic? 2020-03-11T22:34:01.691Z · score: 32 (11 votes)
[Reference Post] Info cone 2020-03-04T20:12:16.286Z · score: 3 (2 votes)
How can one measure their cognitive capacities during lucid dreaming? 2020-03-03T09:41:31.875Z · score: 10 (5 votes)
Has a technological dependency graph been made? 2020-02-27T20:51:08.455Z · score: 16 (9 votes)
How much delay do you generally have between having a good new idea and sharing that idea publicly online? 2020-02-22T20:03:06.640Z · score: 10 (5 votes)
What fraction of work time in the world is done at a computer? 2020-02-13T09:53:54.881Z · score: 10 (5 votes)
What are the risks of having your genome publicly available? 2020-02-11T21:54:35.303Z · score: 16 (10 votes)
How useful do you think participating to the Human Microbiome Project would be? 2020-01-15T23:51:16.351Z · score: 4 (3 votes)
What plausible beliefs do you think could likely get someone diagnosed with a mental illness by a psychiatrist? 2020-01-15T11:13:53.830Z · score: 4 (3 votes)
What are beliefs you wouldn't want (or would feel apprehensive about being) public if you had (or have) them? 2020-01-15T05:30:53.956Z · score: 6 (5 votes)
What could a World Unification Index track to measure how unified the world is, was, and is becoming? 2019-12-22T04:56:07.263Z · score: 4 (1 votes)
If Antarctic became hospitable to humans, and consequently received a mass migration, what are likely ways the Antarctic legal system could evolve? 2019-12-22T04:31:52.495Z · score: 4 (1 votes)
What's an important (new) idea you haven't had time to argue for yet? 2019-12-10T20:36:31.353Z · score: 9 (4 votes)
Who are some people you met that were the most extreme on some axis? 2019-12-09T16:49:42.054Z · score: 5 (2 votes)
What are some things you would do (more) if you were less averse to being/looking weird? 2019-12-09T16:10:07.535Z · score: 13 (3 votes)
What additional features would you like on LessWrong? 2019-12-04T19:41:18.993Z · score: 6 (2 votes)
If giving unsolicited feedback was a social norm, what feedback would you often give? 2019-12-04T13:11:50.108Z · score: 10 (5 votes)

Comments

Comment by mathieuroy on What are examples of 'scientific' studies that contradict what you believe about yourself? · 2020-08-03T20:51:03.801Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Note that I meant to say that I personally really dislike spoilers despite the 'scientific' evidence saying that I don't. But it could very well be that the evidence is actually mixed (thanks for the link!); I hadn't looked into it more than seeing 1 or 2 papers shared on Facebook.

This was supposed to be a reply to the comment by Mati_Roy, but I am not familiar with the interface and have ended up creating a new 'orphan' comment.

You did that well:)

Comment by mathieuroy on What are examples of 'scientific' studies that contradict what you believe about yourself? · 2020-08-03T20:47:29.250Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I feel similarly to Kaj. 

I don't like spoilers personally. Which doesn't mean it's the same for others of course.

I acknowledge that satisfying this preference comes at the cost of having to constantly signal spoilers.

Comment by mathieuroy on What are examples of 'scientific' studies that contradict what you believe about yourself? · 2020-08-03T06:17:45.911Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Some studies saying that spoilers don't reduce my enjoyment of a story

Comment by mathieuroy on Mati_Roy's Shortform · 2020-07-25T23:29:13.654Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Philosophical zombies are creatures that are exactly like us, down to the atomic level, except they aren't conscious.

Complete philosophical zombies go further. They too are exactly like us, down to the atomic level, and aren't conscious. But they are also purple spheres (except we see them as if they weren't), they want to maximize paperclips (although they act and think as if they didn't), and they are very intelligent (except they act and think as if they weren't).

I'm just saying this because I find it funny ^^. I think consciousness is harder (for us) to reduce than shapes, preferences, and intelligence.

Comment by mathieuroy on Mati_Roy's Shortform · 2020-07-12T16:04:12.456Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

People say we can't bet about the apocalypse. But what about taking debt? The person thinking the probability of apocalypse is higher would accept higher interest rate on their debt, as once at the judgement period their might be no one to whom the money is worth or the money itself might not be worth much.

I guess there are also reasons to want more money during a global catastrophe, and there are also reasons to not want to keep money for great futures (see: https://matiroy.com/writings/Consume-now-or-later.html), so that wouldn't actually work.

Comment by mathieuroy on When a status symbol loses its plausible deniability, how much power does it lose? · 2020-07-07T14:56:46.468Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

hummmm, I guess I was implicitly thinking that it was an inefficient signaling tool. An SAT test, a Bitcoin address, your Facebook friend list, and a portfolio seem more time-efficient for example (simplifying a bit)

Comment by mathieuroy on When a status symbol loses its plausible deniability, how much power does it lose? · 2020-07-07T14:14:48.925Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Maybe. But I'm a bit skeptical. I have the impression there are more time-efficient ways to meet high-status people.

Comment by mathieuroy on Mati_Roy's Shortform · 2020-07-06T02:18:07.243Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Meta: This isn't really related to the above comment, so might be better to start a new comment in my shortform next time.

Object: I don't want to argue about open information in general for now. I might be open to discussing something more specific and directly actionable, especially if we haven't done so yet and you think it's important.

It doesn't currently seem to me that relevant to put one's information public for life extension purposes given you can just backup the information in private, in case you were implying or thinking that.

I also don't (at least currently and in the past) advocate for universal access to information in case you were implying or thinking that.

Comment by mathieuroy on [Crowdfunding] LessWrong podcast · 2020-07-05T21:33:43.226Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

oh yeah, good point. checking the rate for a few for 1615 words. here's my search: https://www.fiverr.com/search/gigs?query=record%20voice%20in%20english&source=top-bar&search_in=category&search-autocomplete-original-term=record%20voice%20in%20english&sub_category=16&ref=purpose%3Apodcast%7Clanguage%3Aenglish%7Caccent%3Aenglish_american%7Cage_range%3Ayoung_adult

(note: 1 CAD cost 0.74 USD)

Comment by mathieuroy on Mati_Roy's Shortform · 2020-07-05T15:18:24.199Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

note to self, to read: https://briantomasik.com/manual-file-fixity/

Comment by mathieuroy on [Crowdfunding] LessWrong podcast · 2020-07-05T15:17:37.685Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

A lot of people have offered help to record episodes, so we could optimize for quality and cost, and maybe it would cheaper than ~25 USD/post. 

Comment by mathieuroy on Mati_Roy's Shortform · 2020-07-05T15:15:06.916Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

topic: lifelogging as life extension

which formats should we preserve our files in?

I think it should be:

- open source and popular (to increase chances it's still accessible in the future)

- resistant to data degradation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_degradation (thanks to Matthew Barnett for bringing this to my attention)

x-post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LifeloggingAsLifeExtension/permalink/1337456839798929/

Comment by mathieuroy on Mati_Roy's Shortform · 2020-07-05T01:20:22.453Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

good point! maybe we should have a 'Backup Week'!:)

Comment by mathieuroy on The Book of HPMOR Fanfics · 2020-07-04T12:10:00.684Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks!

What's "SD"?

Comment by mathieuroy on Mati_Roy's Shortform · 2020-07-04T12:07:16.703Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

topic: lifelogging as life extension

epistemic status: idea

Backup Day. Day where you commit all your data to blu-rays in a secure location.

When could that be?

Aphelion is at the beginning of the year. But maybe would be better to have it on a day that commemorates some relevant events for us.

x-post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LifeloggingAsLifeExtension/permalink/1336571059887507/

Comment by mathieuroy on Ideas for an action coordination website · 2020-07-03T22:45:37.097Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

resources Hunter Glenn recommended to me on the topic:

Comment by mathieuroy on The Book of HPMOR Fanfics · 2020-07-03T20:55:39.471Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

nice '^_^

Comment by mathieuroy on The Book of HPMOR Fanfics · 2020-07-03T14:17:46.200Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · LW · GW

here: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/harrypotterfanon/images/6/6f/HPMoR_Fic_Tree.svg/revision/latest?cb=20180219223414

Comment by mathieuroy on SlateStarCodex deleted because NYT wants to dox Scott · 2020-06-27T04:25:45.328Z · score: 7 (4 votes) · LW · GW

"The Latest Squabble Inside The New York Times": https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-slate-star-codex-doxxing-is-the-latest-squabble-inside-new-york-times

Comment by mathieuroy on SlateStarCodex deleted because NYT wants to dox Scott · 2020-06-26T04:31:06.004Z · score: 5 (3 votes) · LW · GW

"New York Times Threatens To Doxx Slate Star Codex. Journalist Explains."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiAhDKKrinI

Comment by mathieuroy on Can I archive content from lesswrong.com on the wayback machine (internet archive, archive.org) ? · 2020-06-25T01:25:01.530Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Related question on the EA Forum: https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/vK4iAutzMSfamG5je/can-i-archive-the-ea-forum-on-the-wayback-machine

Comment by mathieuroy on SlateStarCodex deleted because NYT wants to dox Scott · 2020-06-24T04:55:08.360Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

https://mindsarentmagic.org/2020/06/23/nyt-plan-to-dox-scott-alexander-for-no-real-reason

Comment by mathieuroy on SlateStarCodex deleted because NYT wants to dox Scott · 2020-06-24T03:04:35.073Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

doxing =/= criticism

Comment by mathieuroy on SlateStarCodex deleted because NYT wants to dox Scott · 2020-06-23T08:19:05.332Z · score: -25 (35 votes) · LW · GW

On retaliating

EtA: I wonder if most of the downvotes are coming from what people associate with "retaliating" as opposed to the concrete actions I'm proposing (ex.: boycott).

If they go ahead with doxing Scott, I will at least do the following.

1. Open a bounty for ways to legally retaliate against the New York Times and the author (which I will keep anonymous for now)

2. Raise money (and finance myself) to buy out people subscribed to the New York Times.

3. Create a website for blocknytimes.com with the following information (maybe also buy Google Ads):

  • General reasons the New York Times sucks
  • How to block them
    • To block the New York Time from your Google Searches, install this Chrome Extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublacklist/pncfbmialoiaghdehhbnbhkkgmjanfhe
    • To block yourself from accessing their website, install: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/block-site-website-blocke/eiimnmioipafcokbfikbljfdeojpcgbh?hl=en
  • If someone sends you a link from them, feel free to refer them to blocknytimes.com

EtA: https://cancelnyt.net/

EtA: Someone told me we could build up a list of NYT advertisers and start calling them as well. "Costing them ad revenue is going to be way more effective than just losing subscribers." Ze said ze had already started doing that.

EtA: Stop offering quotes to the NYT (prominent people have already started doing that as a response)

Comment by mathieuroy on SlateStarCodex deleted because NYT wants to dox Scott · 2020-06-23T08:08:14.974Z · score: 22 (16 votes) · LW · GW

On preventing this

You can email the New York Times technology editor Pui-Wing Tam at pui-wing.tam@nytimes.com to voice concern (they are not the one writing the article, so might not be aware of the situation).

You can also tweet them @puiwingtam or retweet me (https://twitter.com/matiroy9/status/1275335651186094080).

You can also leave feedback here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/15/homepage/contact-newsroom.html

From Scott's blog:

> please be polite – I don’t know if Ms. Tam was personally involved in this decision, and whoever is stuck answering feedback forms definitely wasn’t. Remember that you are representing me and the SSC community, and I will be very sad if you are a jerk to anybody. Please just explain the situation and ask them to stop doxxing random bloggers for clicks. If you are some sort of important tech person who the New York Times technology section might want to maintain good relations with, mention that.

> If you are a journalist who is willing to respect my desire for pseudonymity, I’m interested in talking to you about this situation (though I prefer communicating through text, not phone). My email is scott@slatestarcodex.com.

EtA: petition: https://www.dontdoxscottalexander.com/

Comment by mathieuroy on [Site Meta] Feature Update: More Tags! (Experimental) · 2020-06-22T22:54:19.461Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I dislike Telegram. AFAICT:

  • it's not indexed by search engines
  • it's archivable by the Wayback Machine
  • it's not organized by threads (posts with comments with replies)

Plus, Facebook makes it easier to add people to groups, and as a network effect. Telegram seems strictly worse for what I value.

Beside, I don't want to encourage too much chatting outside LessWrong / the EA Forum; I think discussing here is often better.

That's why I created the LessWrong Karma 20+ (https://www.facebook.com/LessWrongKarma20/) and EA Forum Karma 20+ (https://www.facebook.com/EAForumKarma20/) Facebook pages. They allow the content to be seen on Facebook, but drives back the discussion on those platforms.

I wrote about controlling your attention on Facebook IYI: https://matiroy.com/writings/How-to-control-your-attention.html

Comment by mathieuroy on What are good defense mechanisms against dangerous bullet biting? · 2020-06-19T19:59:56.900Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

it devalues the term and makes you look silly.

I don't accept your authority on what "looks silly". And I don't optimize for how I look; so I'm unmoved by your social pressure. Most of your post is sum up by "Come on, be courageous".  

I strong downvoted because your post has patterns of social pressure, instead of just giving me arguments for why I'm wrong.

The only two argument I can retrieve are:

What if someone creates an AI that tortures everyone who doesn't know about Roko's basilisk?

[...]

How are you even supposed to solve a problem if you aren't allowed to discuss some of its aspects.

I doubt good answers to those questions would change your mind on calling Roko's basilisk an info-hasard. (would they?)

Comment by mathieuroy on Find a study partner · 2020-06-15T22:30:27.236Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Ideas: if you're interested, you can try signaling your interest in a comment, or you can create a new thread, or a create a Facebook group for that purpose.

Comment by mathieuroy on Rationalist sites worth archiving? · 2020-05-29T10:55:17.397Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

long live Gwern!

Comment by mathieuroy on What aspects of the world emotionally bothers you on an immediate personal level on a daily basis? · 2020-05-26T00:07:39.558Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

can you elaborate? I feel like I might be missing what the metaphor is referring to

Comment by mathieuroy on A Taijitu symbol for Moloch and Slack · 2020-05-26T00:04:54.789Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I like symbols!

I see Moloch as Speed / Acceleration, and it's complement as Direction / Alignment; so not quiet the same way as you described.

Comment by mathieuroy on Is taking bacopa good for life extension? · 2020-05-23T08:56:05.419Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

from my notes here (follow link for latest version): https://coda.io/@mati-roy/public-notes/consider-bacopa-36

Related heuristics

Relevant to this, bacopa may reduce male fertility: https://examine.com/supplements/bacopa-monnieri/research/#interactions-with-sexuality\\_male-fertility

evidence (just 1 study on mice) that bacopa reduces sperm count should reduce your probability that it will have other harmful effects according to the above heuristics AFAIU

h/t anonymous

Comment by mathieuroy on What aspects of the world emotionally bothers you on an immediate personal level on a daily basis? · 2020-05-22T06:28:43.059Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · LW · GW
  • bad norms on organizing information
  • forgetting my dreams
Comment by mathieuroy on What social trigger-action plans did you implement? · 2020-05-20T04:29:38.321Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Trigger: Think of a social problem Action: Think if a local social norm could fix this; if so, explicitly propose the social norms to the local group

Comment by mathieuroy on What was your reasoning for deciding whether to raise children? · 2020-05-20T00:52:29.787Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

In the OP, I invited people to submit answers anonymously to be published here.

Someone submitted:

Pure selfishness, in my case. I see kids as a burden, not a blessing. No doubt these are values picked up from my parents, but they are strong enough to override my biological and social programming. Your mileage may vary.

Comment by mathieuroy on Cryonics? · 2020-05-20T00:08:15.116Z · score: 7 (2 votes) · LW · GW

new update:

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for the practice of cryonics. Alcor remains committed to providing cryopreservation when needed. However Alcor members should be aware of limitations during the pandemic. If you are hospitalized, cryonics personnel deployed for standby services might not be allowed to visit you inside the hospital. Electronic contact with care providers and your family will instead be relied upon for condition updates. Prompt access to begin cryonics stabilization procedures after legal death may not be possible in hospitals. Alcor or its contractor partners will negotiate for fastest possible access to begin procedures. If you become terminally ill, home hospice care or care at a cooperating hospice facility is recommended to permit faster cryonics response than hospital care. Since the best care is possible near Alcor, Alcor will continue to financially assist terminal members with relocation to Scottsdale, Arizona.

Due to loss of service from contract surgeons during the pandemic, and due to concern about circulating large volumes of infectious fluid with potential generation of airborne droplets during mixing, Alcor will not be using its normal cryoprotectant perfusion machines during the pandemic. Alcor will instead use the procedure Field Cryoprotectant Perfusion FCP. In FCP, only the head is perfused with vitrification solution via the carotid arteries using a simplified perfusion procedure in which no fluids are recirculated. This procedure means that during the pandemic, whole body cryonics patients will be cryopreserved without receiving any chemical protection from freezing injury below the neck. Whether FCP will be performed in the field, as its name suggests, or in Alcor's facility will depend upon logistics and surgeon availability on a case-by-case basis. Further precautions will apply to cases known to be positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. For COVID-19 cases, initial stabilization in ice will be limited to an abbreviated list of anticoagulant and other medications circulated by several minutes of chest compressions with the head covered to prevent exhaled breath from entering the room.

These restrictions may change as personnel gain more experience doing cases with scrupulous infection control procedures, if perfusion machine design changes are made, and if normal surgical service during the pandemic can be secured. Alcor will work on all these problems at the same time that it does a comprehensive review of all infection control procedures to ensure a safe baseline of operations during a highly contagious respiratory virus pandemic. If vaccine development takes longer than expected, there will be even greater efforts to safely return to normal practices by 2021. However, these are the limitations that Alcor is currently operating under. This temporary "fall back" position is necessary for the safety and continued availability of the limited number of specialized personnel whom Alcor has available to provide cryonics care for everyone during these extraordinary times.

Comment by mathieuroy on 162 benefits of coronavirus · 2020-05-19T19:50:22.789Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

makes sense!:)

Comment by mathieuroy on The EMH Aten't Dead · 2020-05-16T07:13:18.746Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

nitpick

The EMH is the only theory that grows stronger with every attack against it.

Any antifragile systems is like this

EtA: Although I guess it's extremely (perfectly?) anti-fragile.

Comment by mathieuroy on What was your reasoning for deciding whether to raise children? · 2020-05-16T06:53:07.704Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks a lot for your answer!

Women get the opportunity to observe the massive impact of hormonal changes on their minds.

This makes me think, maybe this change destroys part of one's identity

Comment by mathieuroy on 162 benefits of coronavirus · 2020-05-15T18:11:57.775Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I reread and I think it's pretty good actually :)

But here are some comments:

  • I would put a question mark on UBI (not sure if good), exercise (not sure we do more; ex.: gym are closed)
  • mental health (some have reported >3x more calls at a Disaster Distress Helpline, and I think more suicides)
  • unsure about relationship improvement (I've heard higher rate of divorce; although you do mention it, but not sure what you mean with +/-), also anecdotal evidence of family fighting over not reacting to the coronavirus properly
  • unsure about redistribution of wealth to younger generations (maybe that reduces total amount of investments and so increases the economy's time discount?)
Comment by mathieuroy on What was your reasoning for deciding whether to raise children? · 2020-05-15T03:55:24.623Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

The only thing I found on LessWrong about this: Review: Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

Comment by mathieuroy on 162 benefits of coronavirus · 2020-05-15T00:58:02.645Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I disagree all of those are benefits, * shrug *

Comment by mathieuroy on What are articles on "lifelogging as life extension"? · 2020-05-13T23:43:26.389Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

the lack of a "modal immortality" tag is also why I asked What information on (or relevant to) modal immortality do you recommend?

Comment by mathieuroy on What are articles on "lifelogging as life extension"? · 2020-05-13T23:39:58.222Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

(strongly upvoted)

  1. Awesome, thank you! I don't want to push my luck, but I would love a "lifelogging" tag as well. The lack of those two tags is the reason I asked this question ^_^

  2. Thanks for the clarifications. I was hesitant about my volume of content, so it's good to know. I think I agree with your thinking!:)

Comment by mathieuroy on Lifelogging: the recording device · 2020-05-13T22:52:09.811Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Nice! Out of curiosity, what fraction of your past decade did you end up recording?

Comment by mathieuroy on What work of fiction explore increased transparency in the world? · 2020-05-13T21:15:24.753Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW
Comment by mathieuroy on Is cryonics necessary?: Writing yourself into the future · 2020-05-13T20:48:26.264Z · score: 3 (2 votes) · LW · GW

first link is broken, but available on the Wayback Machine: The Terasem Mind Uploading Experiment

second link is broken; was it linking to this article?: How Accurate Are Personality Tests?

Comment by mathieuroy on What are articles on "lifelogging as life extension"? · 2020-05-13T20:37:51.256Z · score: 4 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Last updated: 2020-05-13

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With the power of a controllable superintelligent AI, it may even be possible to create very accurate instances of your past self (and you could take action today or in the near future to make this easier by using lifelogging tools such as these glasses).

Comment by mathieuroy on The case for lifelogging as life extension · 2020-05-13T20:36:07.693Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

for more on this, see What are articles on "lifelogging as life extension"?, as well as the Facebook group Lifelogging as life extension

Comment by mathieuroy on The case for lifelogging as life extension · 2020-05-13T20:33:00.897Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

One day before this post, @Roko wrote in Poll: What value extra copies?

With the power of a controllable superintelligent AI, it may even be possible to create very accurate instances of your past self (and you could take action today or in the near future to make this easier by using lifelogging tools such as these glasses).