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Why sometimes one should be more conservative than seems rational. The Unilateralist's Curse is properly published: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02691728.2015.1108373
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Charles Stross Annihilation Score may be better satirical sociology than geeky horror spy story: http://aleph.se/andart2/sociology/the-annihilation-score-as-satirical-sociology/
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The key thing is, sleep takes up so much of our lives that we better get good at it. Amanda makes the case against oversleeping:
http://www.vox.com/2015/2/4/7972077/against-oversleeping
I made some related points in an old paper, http://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/9524/Sandberg_and_Ravelingien,_Sleep_better_than_medicine.pdf 
30 minutes in a dreamless sleep are 30 minutes of your life that you will never see again.
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Useful work is not stuff we do for money, but changes we do in the world that matters for us. I put in playing with kids and exploring in this category.
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My lecture notes on observer selection effects from our "Big Picture Thinking" lecture series last term. http://aleph.se/papers/Observer%20selection%20effects.pdf
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Did amphetamines help Erdős? I do a bit of stats to check: the answer is maybe. http://aleph.se/andart2/math/did-amphetamines-help-erdos/
During my work on the Paris talk I began to wonder whether Paul Erdős (who I used as an example of a respected academic who used cognitive enhancers) could actually have been shown to have benefited from his amphetamine use, which began in 1971 according to Hill (2004). One way of investigating ...
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Lord Martin Rees gave a great Big Picture lecture at the Martin School 10 year anniversary. He answers the title question in the first ten seconds. The rest is an awesome clarification.
http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/videos/view/526
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Some updated estimates of the natural timescales of Dyson shell construction: http://aleph.se/andart2/space/what-is-the-natural-timescale-for-making-a-dyson-shell/
Now, again, let me be clear. I am NOT saying aliens here. But, I'd be remiss if I didn't note that this general fading is sort of what you'd expect if aliens were building a Dyson swarm. As they construct more of the panels orbiting the star, they block more of its light bit by bit, ...
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Generating functions, complex analysis and random Taylor series.
http://aleph.se/andart2/math/some-math-for-epiphany/
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A nice rebuttal. The best way of getting a flourishing AI future is to figure out how to make the systems safe and beneficial before we get a major mishap setting things back. We can learn a lot from the mistakes in nuclear energy and biotech. 
http://futureoflife.org/2015/12/24/think-tank-dismisses-leading-ai-researchers-as-luddites/
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I like it because it's not making a subtle point, just the basic "hang on, all caution about technology is Luddism now?"
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Podcast with me and Angelo Vermeulen about space colonization, interplanetary business and warfare, ethics, posthumanity, and other standard topics. https://youtu.be/ynYsDKxOkic
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