Aug 31, 2020 • 1HR 40M

Robin Hanson - The Long View

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Robin Hanson is a professor of economics at George Mason University. He is the author of The Elephant in the Brain and The Age of Em.  

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(00:00) - Intro
(00:05) - The long view 

(15:07) - Subconscious vs conscious intelligence 

(20:28) - Meditators 

(26:50) - Signaling, norms, and motives 

(36:50) - Conversation 

(42:54) - 2020 election nominees 

(49:25) - Nerds in startups and social science 

(54:50) - Academia and Robin 

(58:20) - Dominance explains paternalism 

(1:09:32) - Remote work 

(1:21:26) - Advice for 20 yr old 

(1:28:05) - Idea futures 

(1:32:13) - Reforming institutions

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