Here are some notes I have jotted down that I hope to flesh out.
Teach for America but business practices 3rd world
Land on an asteroid, spread out solar panels, mine material and use solar energy to chuck it to divert
Energy efficiency of catapult/trebuchet
compounding returns to charity
African rail network
Consultancy with slots carved out in multiple influential companies. Consultancy hires people that want to do good and have skills but don't know where they will best be used. Company places all the employees into slots for (1yr?) stints. Leftover employees work to help reallocate next year's slots. Partner companies benefit from consultants that work for low pay, company is sustained by delta between employee pay and partner company compensation, employees benefit from having someone that is thinking hard about resource allocations use them as a pawn. Could be an answer for the "What to do with People?" post
Every podcast I've ever listened to, ranked. One takeaway point from each.
“I want death to find me planting my cabbages, worrying about neither myself or my imperfect garden”
What fraction of the population should be utility monsters?
Long term investment in private college - pay people to go to school together and then get fraction of earnings over next 10 years. Maybe fraction ramps down.
Interests Web from scraping Facebook interests? - you like frisbee and The Power Broker, maybe you should try this blog
Blog web by scraping blogrolls?
List out "Action Items" that come up in podcasts for people to take on
Parse Sprouts ad and make meal list
How to come up with new ideas: generate a random name and decide most generous interpretation of what that company would do
Above, run by GPT3
GPT3 to write customer service reviews
Perceived vs algorithmic utility wrt repugnant conclusion
Write a personal constitution/ mission statement
ML split taker at track
Neuron seconds per calorie or cortex neuron seconds per calorie
Make your own children’s book photo booth
Story about discovery of "neural resonance" where brain is directly stimulated for peak euphoria but keeps blowing up
Prediction market wrapped assets
Lobbying for laws to be enacted with statistical data in mind
Experimental lobbyist. Randomness advocate.
Fiction short story about "bliss farming" companies collect experiences and market them with words similar to a flavor profile. Public can buy and consume experience.
Why is offense seemingly easier then defense vis a vis weapons? Can we make an analogy to sports? How do defenses beat offenses when defense has to be reactionary?
Optimal family size for successful children
Utility created by lobbying for higher birthrates
How does randomness in gene combination work?
Do football players get paid for wins or Twitter mentions?
What should they get paid for?
Stability of top fortune 500 companies over time as evidence of lock in
Monopolies give slack for social change
The benefits of tacking on to bills
Free template for pickup sports checkins
Neural networks that is optimized for lossless encoding of a book
Are there data compression schemes that do this?
Fitness of "thought leaders" in a social/political/economic environment is not aligned with positive societal change
How can the supporting infrastructure be arranged to align those things?
Similar to Scott Sumner fantasy intellectuals?
MIT 18.404J - Theory of Computation
People change their minds from small local experiences. Where can staged experience be powerful?
Entropy and uncertainty principle. What happens with one particle universe? Two particle universe?
When people say consciousness they mean emotional display? Or memory forming?
Can substrate dependence vary with dimensionality of universe?
App to check all Goodreads title availability at your library
Positive consciousness is cycles lining up. Conscious is inherently a 4d phenomenon. Low energy state for the 3d interactions if they must fit in 4d.
Stable or unstable oscillations after exogenous economic shocks
Are all mutations equally likely? Is some genetic information labeled "Important! Do not touch!"
Occam's razor - do we want simplest rules? Or simplest outcome? Many worlds has “simple rules” but information heavy outcome, probably
Why can’t we make busses free?
It’s not that we are self interested, it’s that aligning self interest and societal interest distributes the problem to all of society
How do we know life started 3.8 billion years ago?
Meta selection - possible to have more mutations if things look bleak for wider search space?
Disc golf design optimization with XFOIL? Or probably can easily poke CFD solutions
Record my throws for initial conditions (release angle, spin rate, forward velocity)
How many shuffles do I need to perform? Start by measuring my shuffling performance
App that sells your data explicitly
Quantum mechanics is evidence for simulation - creators don’t want us to be able to prove small things?
How does sped up audio not change freq content?
Bounce an RSS feed of select podcasts with sped up audio for runcasts
Work through Chris Blattman's Syllabus
Work through Statistical Re-Thinking 2022
For interactive visualizations finos
Post on my understanding of QRI