Fresh from its cameo in Silicon Valley, today’s news is basilisk as matchmaker, Elon Musk and Grimes having bonded over its rococo incarnation. I wondered how Roko himself is doing. I found that six months ago, he proposed a refinement … Continue reading
Roko’s basilisk was recently cited on a major TV series, “Silicon Valley”, a comedy about startups. So it might be a good time to catch up. The picture in the previous post was of pop star Grimes, playing a character … Continue reading
There is a post at Less Wrong today called “Fixing akrasia: damnation to acausal hell”. Akrasia means weakness of will. It’s a recurring theme on Less Wrong – it has its own entry at the LW wiki – for two … Continue reading
The RationalWiki page on the basilisk, and the accompanying talk page, last saw action almost a month ago. And I can see no further references to the basilisk on Twitter in that same period.
Just a few weeks ago, the Less Wrong basilisk was still an obscure concept, notable mostly as a mysterious in-joke at the forum where it first briefly saw light. I considered myself to be moving slowly towards a formal refutation … Continue reading