CTP #025 - Robin Hanson (Hidden Motives, Assassination Markets and Twitter Mobs) / by Ryan Ferris

Robin Hanson is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University and a research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University

He runs the blog Overcoming Bias and is the co-author of recently released psychology book Elephant in the Brain.

We chat about The Elephant in the Brain; why Robin retweets negative criticism; what's compelling to humans about art and music; smartness signalling; intellectual norms and value signaling; Robin clears up the recent Twitter mobbing he endured; income inequality vs other types of inequality; modularity of mind and agency (free will) in humans; prediction markets, Augur, and potential assassination markets; the future of the blockchain; Robin's thoughts on what the Effective Altruism Movement may be missing; 3D printed guns + much more.

Robin's Work:
The Elephant in the Brain
The Age of Em
Overcoming Bias
Robin on Twitter

Related:
Kevin Simler's blog Melting Asphalt
Augur - Prediction Market Cryptocurrency
Effective Altruism Movement
Modularity of Mind

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Recorded in Christchurch, New Zealand