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Episode 98 - No Ballot for You!

Episode 98 - No Ballot for You!

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:

Guyana & Venezuela both pledged not to use force

The likely first longevity drug is based on sketchy science.

Colorado Supreme Court banned Trump’s name from the ballot

More trouble in the Suez

Ivy league presidents are terrible at PR

Beff Jezos doxxed by Forbes

Epic Games v. Google found that Google turned its Google Play app store and Google Play Billing service into an illegal monopoly.

Texas makes illegally crossing the border a state crime, enabling state police to arrest suspects

Texas Supreme Court ruled that “good faith belief” of doctor is not enough for exception to abortion ban

Giuliani ordered to pay $148M for spreading lies about Georgia election workers

Biden Administration announced it is setting new policy that will allow it to seize patents for medicines developed with government funding if it believes their prices are too high.

House formally approves Biden impeachment inquiry

Happy News!

a specially trained LLM asked to write short computer programs that can generate solutions to a particular mathematical problem outdoes human mathematicians

Tesla drops a demo video of Optimus Gen2

The FDA approved two sickle cell disease treatments, including its first-ever approval of a therapy that uses the groundbreaking gene-editing tool CRISPR

Troop Deployments

Spirituality Takes Time

TracingWoodgrains’ post about Nonlinear and Lightcone 

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