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Hi there!

I'm focused on learning about the different causes of death and how to get rid of them: Viva Immortality!

I'm mostly found on LessWrong: https://www.lesswrong.com/users/willa




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I am +1-ing this post, because [anecdote, n=1] ACX Everywhere Meetups helped me find and recruit EA focused individuals when I organized meetups in Houston, Texas whom I connected with an existing EA organizer there.

I'm hoping to increment that n=1 to n=2 here in Norfolk, Virginia and support EA focused individuals here too :) Come join us on 18 September, 2022.

Thank you for writing this!

I'm job hunting at the moment, but don't need a high income quite yet + want to do a work-test and see how well I'd fare in a research role. There are a few universities / academic labs in my area, I'll start deliberately contacting relevant individuals and see if I can grab a paid research role; your advice should prove quite helpful for that.


LessWrong also does monthly open threads, I recommend checking those out, here's July's, and keep an eye out for August's open thread soon.

I endorse the recommendations posted by habryka in July's Open Thread for getting started and increasing familiarity with LessWrong. Community, Concepts, and Library

I recommend making comments on posts that you find interesting, helping answer or contribute to discussion of open questions, and/or writing posts about things you're interested in; I personally do a lot of shortform writing because that lets me explore thoughts, journal, get used to writing publicly, and more. Doing any or multiple such things will increase your engagement there and you may have fun too :)

Thank you! I edited my post so it looks nicer now :)

I appreciate the recommendations, I'll check out the top posts / sequences on the forum plus Toby Ord's The Precipice.

Hey y'all :)

I'm focused on learning about the different causes of death and how to get rid of them: Viva Immortality!

I used to do IT, but am pivoting to found an organization dedicated to achieving human immortality.

I'm from Houston, Texas and still virtually organize the Houston Rationalists group even though I've since moved to Norfolk, Virginia. (if you're in the area [Norfolk], contact me and I'll organize a meetup here)

Right now I'm job hunting and am aiming to relocate to Seattle, Washington.

I volunteer at the  EA Hub and listen to the 80,000 hours podcast, but otherwise haven't spent nearly as much time in the EA world compared to the LessWrong / ACX world. I'm looking forward to changing that and deep diving the ideas here and having good discussions / conversations.

I've read Peter Singer's Practical Ethics and the 80,000 Hours' Book. Any recommendations on what I should check out next, especially here on the forum?

I also write over at LessWrong



EDIT: I redid the post in markdown, thank you Aaron for activating that :)
(I tried to activate the markdown editor but that didn't seem to work, so I removed markdown formatting for this post, which is why all the links are messy)