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Episode 87 - They're Gonna Steal Our Blowjobs!

Episode 87 - They're Gonna Steal Our Blowjobs!

Wes, Eneasz, and David keep the rationalist community informed about what’s going on outside of the rationalist community

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News discussed:

Inflation is over

Crazy Trump judge issued an injunction against government talking to social media companies

ONE WEIRD TRICK! - Wisconsin gov used line-item veto to rewrite law to guarantee education funding for 400 years 

Apparently they do this all the time

UK Online Safety Bill requires backdoor in all encryption

Apple, Signal, Wikipedia all likely to pull out of UK if it passes

Actors’ union (falsely?) claimed that studios proposed to use background characters’ likenesses in perpetuity

OpenAI committed 20% of secured compute and a new taskforce to solve alignment in four years

Eliezer speaks to Rep Dan Crenshaw

Robots at a Geneva AI forum promise they won’t steal jobs or rebel against humans

1% of the population is responsible for almost 2/3rds of all violent crime

Happy News!

Super white paint on 2% of Earth could stop climate change

China has automated trucking - 40M km over 2 years, no accidents, used by Budweiser, Nestlé

Canada vastly expanded its immigration system

A flying car prototype just got an airworthiness certificate from the FAA

Video on site not of the Model A! 

Here’s what it actually looks like.

Largest ever fusion rocket engine is now being built in the UK

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has tested a flow battery

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The Mind Killer
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Your hosts Wesley Fenza, Eneasz Brodski, and David Spearman discuss the week's news.