Here is the second episode of the Pluribus Podcast! Our guest is @RokoMijic, author of the infamous ‘Roko’s Basilisk’ thought experiment, and publisher at.
In this episode we discuss:
Roko’s exile from LessWrong, and the broader rationalist community for his literary chef-d'oeuvre
Social media censorship (i.e, shawdowbanning, de-boosting, monetization) as a matter of information signaling, rather than pure content
Cancel culture as a ‘paper clip maximizer’ that selects for docility, sterility, and compliance via every possible avenue
Public decision-making, e.g., democracy, applied in the wrong contexts undermining group cohesion
Technological tools to address cancellation, such as meta-clients that allow for stronger data self-ownership and curation
Give it a listen and a share!