Silas Barta

Cafe Meetup 2/24: Discussion of SSC’s “I can tolerate anything but the outgroup”

Can you believe it’s coming up on 10 years since its publication? Scott Alexander’s “I can tolerate anything but the outgroup” is regarded as a classic of the blog, and a frequent point of contention with his critics. Let’s discuss the article at the meetup and share what insights you took away. *** The meetup […]

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Cafe Meetup 2/10: How to use Twitter effectively

Twitter (X.com) is an awesome networking and information platform—especially for people in rat and rat-adjacent spheres—that you probably aren’t using to its fullest. This week we’ll discuss Twitter basics, social norms for rat-adjacent communities, and best practices for using Twitter effectively, including: What to do with Twitter (figuring out your goals). How (and why) to

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Cafe Meetup 2/3: Impacts of Artificial Intelligence (non-x-risk)

Let’s discuss the future impacts of AI. What is likely to change as the result of the current pace of progress? Will economic growth measurably increase over historic norms? Will large demographics be put out of work? Will inequality increase? Will creative professions successfully incorporate AI or be obviated? What parallels to past technological impacts

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