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Comment by sithmastersean on What are you working on? June 2012 · 2012-06-04T22:39:28.993Z · score: -5 (11 votes) · LW · GW

I have created the first two levels and an outline of the Sith Academy Initiates Course and begun initiating our first students. I have had numerous Force revelations recently, which I am recording as "Meditations of Darth Imperius," through which I may have conceptualized a coherent, cosmically sound Sith ideology which can overthrow the current ethos and catalyze a Sith Singularity. I must give some credit to Eliezer Yudkowsky and the LessWrong community for inspiring me to pursue my highest aspirations: building a Galactic Empire and declaring myself its prophet and first Emperor. Thank you all, and may the Dark Energy be with you...

Comment by sithmastersean on What are you working on? April 2012 · 2012-04-02T18:15:27.354Z · score: -8 (8 votes) · LW · GW

I'm currently studying Hameroff and Penrose's ideas about quantum consciousness, as well as various techniques of mind control, visualization, psi and "quantum jumping." I am persuaded that conventional AI is a fool's dream which can at best create machine zombies with no consciousness or free will. I am therefore attempting to lay the ideological foundations for a "Butlerian Jihad" against such machines and the founding of mental training schools which will arise in the wake of the Singularitarians' defeat. May the Force be with us all...

Comment by sithmastersean on Social status & testosterone · 2011-10-20T19:51:39.797Z · score: 16 (36 votes) · LW · GW

Let me tell you about my personal experience with testosterone, which may be of some interest. At the age of 21 I was a junior in college majoring in math and physics, a very thin, effeminate, extremely shy nerd who was sometimes mistaken for a 14 year old prodigy. When I finally saw a doctor and it was found that I produced no natural testosterone, I began giving myself injections of the hormone. Anxious to get results, I often gave myself more than the prescribed dose. The results were profound: Within 6 months I had undergone an accelerated puberty which resulted in a bad case of acne, a much better physique and nearly caused me to flunk out of college. I was often overwhelmed, walking around campus among my peers, by the apish nature of my species. Having lost interest in intellectual pursuits, all I really wanted to do was fight, fuck and pick bananas off of trees. I even began shoplifting for no apparent reason other than it seemed like something I could get away with.

I managed to barely graduate, but my life was thrown into disarray from which I have never fully recovered. It became frighteningly clear to me just how much human lives are controlled by chemicals rather than any moralistic narratives. While a high testosterone level certainly gives you energy, ambition and fearlessness, it probably isn’t very helpful in a technological civilization which requires people to sit at computers all day manipulating symbols. My guess is that women are going to rule in such a world, as high testosterone men become increasingly useless and tend to wind up in prison. It may get to the point where testosterone levels will need to be technologically lowered to reduce crime and make men more socially acceptable.

So understand this, all you LessWrong nerds: when you see someone who is like a thug to you, that he is in the grip of an incredibly powerful mind-altering chemical called testosterone which, more than any other, is responsible for the evil that men do.

Comment by sithmastersean on [gooey request-for-help] I don't know what to do. · 2011-09-27T21:23:36.296Z · score: -4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

You are most welcome.

Comment by sithmastersean on [gooey request-for-help] I don't know what to do. · 2011-09-27T20:20:56.329Z · score: -5 (9 votes) · LW · GW

Yes Nietzsche is the Western world's Dark Side philosopher par excellence. People here seem to have an irrational fear of these ideas, probably because they are the shadow of Eliezer Yudkowsky's absurd universe-saving religion of rationality. Fear is indeed the mind-killer, but as Ra's al Ghul advised Bruce Wayne: "To conquer fear, you must become fear." Or as Darth Vader said to Luke: "if you only knew the power of the Dark Side!"

The point being, if you think you can only acquire knowledge or power by rational, utilitarian calculations and Light Side thinking, then to quote Emperor Palpatine: "Oh, no, my young Jedi. You will find that it is you who are mistaken...about a great many things."

Comment by sithmastersean on [gooey request-for-help] I don't know what to do. · 2011-09-26T18:46:14.882Z · score: -12 (16 votes) · LW · GW

My guess is that your Will to Power has no outlet so you are redirecting it into other activities. Forget saving the world; save yourself. Watch the movie Fight Club if you want to see one possible way to do this. What you need is challenge, danger, conflict and conquest -- things which modern society does all it can to suppress and vilify. The result is an epidemic of impotent young men who have neither Will to Power nor willpower. Intelligence isn't enough dude; nerds tend to have little power and be evolutionary failures, so much of what you will read at sites like this probably isn't helpful. Your rational mind is a small component of your psychological makeup, which, if you let it totally dominate you, is unlikely to produce a satisfying existence. Practice exercising your will, over yourself at first, then over your pets, your friends, family, co-workers and so on into the larger world, and I guarantee that you will start to feel much better about yourself!