Feb 18, 2021 • 59M

Slate Star Codex And The Inescapable Blackhole Of Blog Drama

 
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We talk about content. How it's made. Why it's good. Why it's very bad. Sorry in advance for the British bits.
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This week we have a guest! Tom Chivers, the author of The Rationalist's Guide to the Galaxy. It's a really fantastic look at how a small AI-obsessed internet community has grown out into both a modern techno-fascist movement AND an extremely dense blog that everyone in Silicon Valley is obsessed with. Why are we talking about this? Because of a very controversial New York Times piece that dropped this week. It's all very confusing, but we promise it's interesting! Also, this week, Ryan and Luke talk about the Joker for a little while.