Bit of a Tangent

031 | Kat Woods — Effective Altruism, Infohazards, and Brain Hacks

August 17, 2022

Kat Woods is an effective altruist and the co-founder of Nonlinear, which incubates longtermist nonprofits by connecting founders with ideas, funding, and mentorship. Gianluca and Kat discuss brain hacks for curing imposter syndrome and being more agentic, infohazards, the simulation hypothesis, why you don’t need permission to do things, “passive impact” via automation, and Kat’s exciting new projects at Nonlinear.




Kat Woods on Twitter:

Gianluca on Twitter:

Kat’s blog:


Effective Altruism (EA):

The Effective Altruism Handbook:

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality:

Replacing Guilt:

SMBC cartoon on compatibilism:

 Nonlinear Library (podcast):

Kat’s post on text-to-speech automation:

EA Houses:

Nonlinear support fund:

Nonlinear bounty programme:

EA hiring agency:

Nonlinear newsletter:

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