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.

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Kat Woods on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Kat__Woods

Gianluca on Twitter: www.twitter.com/QVagabond

Kat’s blog: www.katwoods.org/

Nonlinear: www.nonlinear.org/

Effective Altruism (EA): https://www.effectivealtruism.org/

The Effective Altruism Handbook: https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/handbook

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10016013-harry-potter-and-the-methods-of-rationality

Replacing Guilt: https://anchor.fm/guilt

SMBC cartoon on compatibilism: www.smbc-comics.com/comic/compatibilism

 Nonlinear Library (podcast): https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/JTZTBienqWEAjGDRv/listen-to-more-ea-content-with-the-nonlinear-library

Kat’s post on text-to-speech automation: https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/tAWK33eNXZKMckPhn/how-and-why-to-turn-everything-into-audio

EA Houses: https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/4zHWQNzCusaTfD7jz/ea-houses-live-or-stay-with-eas-around-the-world

Nonlinear support fund: www.nonlinear.org/productivity-fund.html

Nonlinear bounty programme: https://super-linear.org/

EA hiring agency: https://second-bellflower-54f.notion.site/EA-Hiring-Agency-0d6d75a0f5934455be9003fd7886d537

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