Policy entrepreneurship at the White House
Mach 12 airplanes
Mach 17 airplanes
A... unique interview? with Marc Andreessen?
Recent interview with Peter Thiel
Gene therapy for elevated LDL cholesterol
Can you tell fake from true paper abstracts? (Via Scott Alexander)
Why is the Moscow metro so nice given that Soviet buildings are more on the brutalist end (also via Scott)
Curtis Yarvin on AI risk skepticism
(Coincidentally, also my argument: diminishing returns to intelligence + inherent unpredictability of the world; though afaik I've never written about this.) [Edit 2022-06-14]: I think some overall points in Yarvin's essay are valid (the world is indeed uncertain and there are diminishing returns to intelligence), but AGIs would still have the advantage of speed and parallelism (Imagine the entirety of Google but no need for meetings, and where workweeks are ran at 100x speed). Even in the absence of superior intelligence, that alone leads to capacities beyond what a human or group thereof can accomplish. I don't know exactly what I was endorsing, but definitely as of today I do not think Curtis Yarvin's post shows there is no reason to worry about AI risk. I might write about AI risk at some point. After all I recently compiled a reading list on the topic!
Ada Nguyen on not overthinking
From a social scientist that quit Academia: "most social psych research does not matter"
Why do we produce LDL, I ask Twitter. Should we aim to have 0 LDL? I get some answers.
One more case of highly credentialed academic shitposting
Going up mountains might be bad for your brain
A bunch of reprogramming papers coming up this week: reprogramming muscles, better understanding reprogramming (including various OSKM combinations as well as non-Yamanaka reprogramming), and reprogramming for lifespan
Persuading the body to regenerate its limbs, one more Michael Levin piece
Wokeness is just applying the law in the US
Against against SATs
Critique of the Hallmarks of Aging
Martin Borch Jensen's longevity apprenticeship
Calling bullshit, a course