Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 14 December 2017 02:17:53AM *  1 point [-]

I'm weakly confident that EA thought leaders who would consider seriously the implication of ideas like quantum immortality generally take a less mystic, reductionist view of quantum mechanics, consciousness and personal identity, along the lines of the following:

Comment author: Tee 02 September 2017 08:23:10PM 2 points [-]

09/02/17 Post Update: The previously truncated graphs "This cause is the top priority" and "This cause is the top or near top priority" have been adjusted in order to better present the data

Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 04 September 2017 02:31:12AM 3 points [-]

It seems that the numbers in the top priority paragraph don't match up with the chart

Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 03 August 2017 01:32:45AM *  3 points [-]

I'll throw in Bostrom's 'Crucial Considerations and Wise Philanthropy', on "considerations that radically change the expected value of pursuing some high-level subgoal".

In response to EA Funds Beta Launch
Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 17 March 2017 12:23:12AM 4 points [-]

A thought: EA funds could be well-suited for inclusion in wills, given that they're somewhat robust to changes in the charity effectiveness landscape

Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 12 February 2017 03:43:35AM 1 point [-]

Second, we should generally focus safety research today on fast takeoff scenarios. Since there will be much less safety work in total in these scenarios, extra work is likely to have a much larger marginal effect.

Does this assumption depend on how pessimistic/optimistic one is about our chances of achieving alignment in different take-off scenarios, i.e. what our position on a curve something like this is expected to be for a given takeoff scenario?

Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 06 January 2017 07:51:14AM *  0 points [-]

Thanks Paul and Carl for getting this off the ground!

I unfortunately haven't been able to arrange to contribute tax-deductibly in time (I am outside of the US), but for anyone considering running future lotteries:

I think this is a great idea, and intend to contribute my annual donations - currently in the high 4-figures - through donation lotteries such as this if they are available in the future.

Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 20 December 2016 11:13:31PM *  0 points [-]
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Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 15 December 2016 08:33:35AM *  1 point [-]

Does anyone else think that a column structure along the lines of:

Name | Contact | Your Country | Charities that are tax-deductible in your country | Charities you want to donate to | Countries where these charities are tax-deductible

would be more comprehensible?

I had to do more than a quick glance to understand the current structure, which worries me a little bit, but it might just be me.

Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 08 December 2016 08:13:12AM 4 points [-]

Michelle Hutchinson mentioned that Nick Beckstead plans to email her donation advice. Is it possible for others to receive this advice?

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