What do you think is the most common mistake people make when searching for a career that has a positive societal impact?
The point about ongoing work seems fair enough!
On Gather Town: My problem with it is that to me Gather Town is too much fun, you are right it is a warmer place and more fun place, but I want to spend my time on a service like this working, not having casual chats with EAs, racing on a racetrack or just exploring the space!
Im missing two of my personal top recommendations here:
It might be helpful to have a list of these articles on a separate website somewhere, could be a good resource to link to if it is unconnected to EA / LW.
I don't necessarily disagree but from an organizational perspective: Is this not the sort of thing we have a wiki for?
I think adversarial collaborations are very interesting, so I am curious to hear if anyone has done any work on how we can make this technique scale a bit more? Such as writing a good manual for how to do this?
Thank you for answering! It is reassuring to know that previous attendance is taken into account.
For the upcoming Pentathlon this January: Is there anything I can do to increase the odds of being teamed up with fellow-EAs if I am not working for an EA org?
I feel like there is a lot of content about getting the most out of an EAG on the forum, but not that much on who should go (again). I understand that this is going to depend a lot on personal circumstances, but I am wondering whether there are any guidelines / tips on who should apply to EAGs? And how many EAGs are too many?
I have never gone to an EAG and felt I wasted my time, and have always come back with new valuable connections, but obviously going to all EAGs is too much, and you are taking away a spot from someone else who might need it more. Deciding where to draw the line is something I am struggling with a bit.
Thank you for your response! I will contact OWID about this as well, that seems like a great idea!
On your sixth point: I am sorry for not explaining it well initially, my concern would be something like this:
I think this is roughly similar to the concern you expressed here under "Causality might diverge from conditionality".
And of course I also doubt there are currently any governments responding enough to a prediction market / forecasting tournament for this to become a problem, but I am hoping that in future we might see a lot more government interest.