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~Under Construction~

I find these things useful to reflect on.


  • All of our perceptions and assumptions create a model of the world, and that's where we live.

    • Everything is exactly as it seems until you see that it isn't.

    • You exist in direct relation to innumerable versions of you that you're not.

  • It is as important to be patient with yourself as it is to require progress.

  • Free will is limited by our ability to think of options, and for much of our lives we are more or less on autopilot.

  • There is no reason to think physicalism is false.


  • We are just human shaped animals.

  • We are not the best animal at most things.

    • It's impressive that some animals can see more colors than we do, but there are so many things happening all around us that we have no sensors with which to perceive.

  • There are rival tribes of chimpanzees in a technological arms race that pass down crafting techniques to their children:

Artificial Intelligence

  • A general AI could identify its own points of failure before we do and hedge against them in ways we might not be able to imagine.

  • Data is forever so we can assume that we are preemptively interacting with any general AI that comes into existence.

  • I hope UFO leaks aren't used to justify further militarization of artificial intelligence.

Political Science

  • While it serves many purposes, an economy is an exceedingly efficient tool for manipulating people.

  • Left untethered, capitalism continually isolates more people from owning capital.

    • This is why we have antitrust laws.

  • A lot of science fiction overlooks capitalism’s distaste for infrastructure.

  • Pretense is pretentious and should be dropped whenever reasonable.

    • Many rules are just something someone made up.

    • Reflect on what rules are useful.

      • There are lots of reasons to follow arbitrary rules, but interact with them accordingly.



  • The only constant is change.
    • Though it may seem imperceptible, a thing generally gets better or worse over time.
  • Fascination can hold back entropy at the cost of time.
  • Intuition does not distinguish between correlation and causation.
  • Know yourself as well as you can.
  • Enough is as good as a feast.
  • If a situation is stacked against us and we make a bad decision, our inclination to focus on the bad situation doesn't make our decision any better.

  • It is healthy to consider your relationship to the universe at different scales.

  • The truth shall set you free.
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