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If you liked the piece, you might find yourself thinking about it in the shower for a long time as it gradually rends your soul to little swarming pieces. To help you process it, here are some followup essays:
- On Gnon by Nick Land
- Misperceptions on Moloch, by the same author, explaining some misunderstandings of the original essay that people mostly made out of some ideological motivation
- SSC Book Review: Red Plenty, again by the same author
- The Ancient God Who Rules High School
- In Soviet Union, Optimization Problem Solves You
- Minimum Viable Superorganism by Kevin Simler
- Inequalities by Sarah Perry
- The Importance of Goodhart's Law
- Self-fulfilling Correlations
- Lost Purposes
- Siren worlds and the perils of over-optimized search
- The Optimizer's Curse and How to Beat It or Disappointment at Black Belt Bayesian.
- Why the Tails Come Apart