In which Ray rants for an hour about a bunch of things that nobody else necessarily endorses but are hopefully coherent.
Topics will most likely include:
– Project Hufflepuff fading because I realized the coalition-politics aspect of it was weirder and harder to steer than I thought
– Project «Everything»: I think we made a lot of progress on the community-welcoming aspects of PH over the past year. We still have aways to go. We also have aways to go at many other things (impact, epistemology, and other deeper human elements) and I think we need to conscious of how they all fit together.
– Project Archipelago: Different people have fairly different visions of what a «rationalist community» should be. Each of those visions seems to offer something important, and require people to have the affordance to cultivate stronger norms than the common-denominator would allow. We should collaborate on this at the meta level.