May 16 • 1HR 4M

037 — Interventions citoyennes [PAB]

Nous abordons divers sujets, du cas de Jordan Neely et des réflexions de Snoop Dogg sur l'IA à la masculinité moderne et une façon oblique de penser à la longévité.

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Cette semaine, on discute du cas tragique de Jordan Neely, soulignant la nécessité de réformes systémiques pour gérer la question de la santé mentale et de la sécurité publique. De plus, Snoop Dogg clarifie la pensée de tous sur l'IA lors d'une table ronde, et les préoccupations de Yuval Noah Harari concernant les dangers potentiels de l'IA et la nécessité de la transparence et d’une forme de réglementation. Nous avons également abordé des conseils pour la prévention de l'arthrite, le partenariat innovant entre Apple et Goldman Sachs dans le secteur bancaire, les difficultés auxquelles les hommes modernes sont confrontés et les avancées récentes dans la recherche sur l'anti-vieillissement. Enfin, nous avons célébré le succès surprenant de Mark Zuckerberg lors de son premier tournoi de Jiu-Jitsu!

Notes et références

[05:00] Affaire Jordan Neely

Voices Politicizing NYC Subway Death Opposed Mayor’s Plan for Severe Mentally Ill

Charging Daniel Penny, the Subway Samaritan

Neely’s death is a tragedy, but the charges against Mr. Penny raise troubling questions about the decline of public order and the way the mentally ill have been left to fend for themselves on our streets and public spaces.

And What Would You Have Done?

[T]he government’s message to subway passengers is: You’re on your own; there’s just not that much the city will do to keep you out of situations involving homeless people. These situations will sometimes feel dangerous and occasionally be dangerous, but another part of being on your own is that you’ll have to figure out for yourself which situations do and do not pose a genuine threat. To make the challenge even more stimulating, be advised that the world’s most influential newspaper is prepared to denounce you if it believes your response to a particular situation was disproportionate to its true dangers.

A Subway Killing Stuns, and Divides, New Yorkers

Paul Graham on Twitter

[19:00] Snoop Dogg & IA

Yuval Noah Harari argues that AI has hacked the operating system of human civilisation

Sam Altman: Is AI the End of the World? Or the Dawn of a New One?

I think the development of artificial general intelligence, or AGI, should be a government project, not a private company project, in the spirit of something like the Manhattan Project. I really do believe that. But given that I don’t think our government is going to do a competent job of that anytime soon, it is far better for us to go do that than just wait for the Chinese government to go do it.

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[32:00] Prévention de l’arthrite

[36:00] Reddit vs. Google

Parents: Use Reddit, not Google. Google was once a fantastic collator of the best things the Internet had to offer. Now it’s a cesspool of sponsored content and boring, standard-ass Top 125 websites that all say the exact same things. If you’re a parent and you’re searching for some answers to your medical questions, well, you should probably first talk to the doctor to whom you pay money for just these sorts of things. But if you’re going to go digging on the Internet, don’t use Google. Use Reddit.

You know why? Because Reddit at its best is basically the Internet at its finest: pure information, undiluted exchange. It’s full of people just sharing the stuff they know.

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[52:00] My Plan to Slow Down Aging

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But his second argument is: we put a lot of time and money into researching cures for cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimers’, et cetera. Progress in these areas is bought dearly: all the low-hanging fruit has been picked, and what’s remaining is a grab bag of different complicated things - lung cancer is different from colon cancer is different from bone cancer.

The easiest way to cure cancer, Sinclair says, is to cure aging. Cancer risk per year in your 20s is only 1% what it is in your 80s. Keep everyone’s cells as healthy as they are in a 20-year-old, and you’ll cut cancer 99%, which is so close to a cure it hardly seems worth haggling over the remainder. As a bonus, you’ll get similar reductions in heart disease, stroke, Alzheimers, et cetera.

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