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Tegmark initially denies having done so,  but Expo have the signed letter.

Is this sentence what you intended to type,  JWS? I'm confused as to what letter Expo signed.

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Was each piece of writing read by a fresh set of n researchers (i.e. meaning that a total of ~30*8 researchers participated)? I understand the alternative to be that the same ~30 researchers read the 8 pieces of writing.

The following question interests me if the latter was true:
Do you specify in what order they should read the pieces?

I expect somebody making their first contact with AIS to have a very path-dependent response. For instance, encountering Carlsmith first and encountering Carlsmith last seem to produce different effects—these effects possibly extending to the researchers' ratings of the other pieces.

Unrelatedly, I'm wondering whether researchers  were exposed only to the transcripts of the videos as opposed to the videos themselves.

I suspect that students had more hesitations about EAGx Berkeley than about other EAGxs because of end-of-semester timing (e.g. concurrent with exam preparation). One third of the undergrads whom I encouraged to apply ended up skipping the event citing the time conflict with schoolwork. Thus, the end-of-semester timing seems to explain some of the procrastination and absentees.

Beautifully done...I'll be recommending this page to people in the future.

If AGI timelines are short, maybe it makes sense for the EA movement to just sprint right now

I am quick to agree with the above, but I never realized that GidonKadosh advocated moving slowly as opposed to moving faster. Where does GidonKadosh make a claim about speed itself? My understanding was that the original post was concerned with strategies for and qualities of branding.

  1. I agree with >80% of what's written here and jump for joy knowing that someone else is thinking these thoughts―pushing these thoughts to the fore.
  2. Those who experience the emotions described by Michel might cherish this Longtermism playlist that I've curated through a few hours of experimentation. 
    (I'm not looking for self-advancement here. Rather, it is my hope that this musical inspiration be a "gas pedal" for others as it has been for me over the years)

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The groups I floated in were a mix of EAs and non-EAs, but eventually it rubbed off on me. And I’m pretty sure that if I hadn’t encountered EA in university it would have rubbed off a lot sooner.

What does "it rubbed off on me" mean here? I'm puzzling over this passage, and I keep thinking of the common usage in which "an idea rubs off on one" means that one adopts that idea. Do you use "it rubbed off on me" to mean that you lost agreement with "it"? What is "it"?


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    ("Intensive" works as a noun, and the preceding word can be a relevant descriptor)

I have flown "seminar" by many people without religious perception. Do you think that you have this perception because of the Spanish seminario ?

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