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0:00:00 Byrne's one big idea: stagnation
0:05:50 Has regulation caused stagnation?
0:14:00 FDA retribution
0:15:15 Embryo selection
0:17:32 Patient longtermism
0:21:02 Are there secret societies?
0:26:53 College, optionality, and conformity
0:34:40 Differentiated credentiations underrated?
0:39:15 WIll contientiousness increase in value?
0:44:26 Why aren't rationalists more into finance?
0:48:04 Rationalists are bad at changing the world.
0:52:20 Why read more?
0:57:10 Does knowledge have increasing returns?
1:01:30 How to escape the middle career trap?
1:04:48 Advice for young people
1:08:40 How to learn about a subject?