Talking past each other

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“Free speech, liberty, freedom, human rights — we need more! Also, let’s eat more bologna sandwiches!” We can probably agree on the first part but perhaps the bologna sandwich draws some protest. In fact, we don’t actually agree on the 

My introspection practice

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Lately, I’ve had a handful of people ask me about my meditation and introspection practices. This has served as a nice jumping off point to think back on my progress and results, as well. The core of my efforts has 

Ways of Seeing

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Tough problems often feel insurmountable without more information and better models — more data and thinking. An alternative approach is to be able to see the problem, and the whole world, in a new way. By looking through different eyes, 

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Certain Questions

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About a year ago I was sitting around trying to grok the concept of Evil — where does it come from and how does it work? After a few hours of spinning in circles, I experienced a sudden shift. My 

What is Wisdom?

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What could go wrong if we develop technology to significantly amplify the intelligence of human minds? Intelligence is tricky to understand and I get confused when comparing it to the related concepts of wisdom and rationality. I’d like to draw 

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