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A '''Rationality power tool''' is a computer program that assists with [[rationality]], either epistemic or instrumental. They are not [[Puzzle game index|games]] -- power tools are tools, and have the flexibility to be applied to multiple situations while guiding or enhancing their users' power to win or "[[The map is not the territory|improve their understanding]]."
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A '''Rationality power tool''' is a computer program that assists with [[rationality]], either epistemic or instrumental. They are not [[Puzzle game index|games]] - power tools are tools, and have the flexibility to be applied to multiple situations while guiding or enhancing their users' power to win or "[[The map is not the territory|improve their understanding]]."
  
Article: "[http://lesswrong.com/lw/2qc/rationality_power_tools/ Rationality Power Tools]"
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== Existing tools ==
 
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=== Coordinated efforts ===
=== Existing ===
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*[http://bitcoin.org BitCoin] – Cryptocurrency
==== Coordinated Efforts ====
 
 
*[http://chipin.com/ ChipIn] – For raising funding for projects.
 
*[http://chipin.com/ ChipIn] – For raising funding for projects.
 
*[http://thepoint.com/ ThePoint] – Non-financial coordination.
 
*[http://thepoint.com/ ThePoint] – Non-financial coordination.
 
*[http://kickstarter KickStarter] – For raising funding for projects. Donations are collected only if a certain threshold is reached.
 
*[http://kickstarter KickStarter] – For raising funding for projects. Donations are collected only if a certain threshold is reached.
  
==== Debate Tools ====
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=== Debate tools ===
 
''Main article: [[Debate tools]]''
 
''Main article: [[Debate tools]]''
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*[http://www.takeonit.com/ TakeOnIt] – A database of expert opinion.
 
*[http://www.takeonit.com/ TakeOnIt] – A database of expert opinion.
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*[http://www.omnilibrium.com/ Omnilibrium]
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=== Greasemonkey scripts and proxies ===
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These programs change the behavior or appearance of websites.
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*[http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/5uz/lesswrong_power_reader_greasemonkey_script_updated/ LessWrong Power Reader]
  
==== Prediction Tracking ====
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=== Prediction tracking ===
 
*[http://predictionbook.com/ PredictionBook] – "a site to record and track your predictions."
 
*[http://predictionbook.com/ PredictionBook] – "a site to record and track your predictions."
=====Prediction Markets =====
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====Prediction markets ====
 
*[http://ideosphere.com/ Foresight Exchange] – Free website; a funny-money [[prediction market]], ancestor of [http://www.consensuspoint.com/ Consensus Point] and [http://sourceforge.net/projects/ideafutures/ The Idea Futures package]
 
*[http://ideosphere.com/ Foresight Exchange] – Free website; a funny-money [[prediction market]], ancestor of [http://www.consensuspoint.com/ Consensus Point] and [http://sourceforge.net/projects/ideafutures/ The Idea Futures package]
 
*[http://intrade.com Intrade] – Real money prediction market
 
*[http://intrade.com Intrade] – Real money prediction market
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*[https://www.ipredict.co.nz/ ipredict] – New Zealand based prediction market.
 
*[http://zocalo.sourceforge.net/ Zocalo] – software to set up a prediction market
 
*[http://zocalo.sourceforge.net/ Zocalo] – software to set up a prediction market
  
==== Time Management ====
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=== Mathematical ===
*[http://orgmode.org/ Org-mode] – for [[wikipedia:Emacs|Emacs]]. "org-mode can do clocking (to see how long I'm spending on tasks), all kinds of reminders, todo-lists and can even check which of my 'projects' currently don't have a NextAction defined" -
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*[http://www.gambit-project.org/doc/index.html Gambit] – "Gambit is a set of software tools for doing computation on finite, noncooperative games."
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*[http://r-project.org/ R] – General-purpose open-source cross-platform statistical language with a staggering array of user-contributed and actively developed add-on packages.
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*[http://www.openbugs.info/w/ BUGS] – "Bayesian inference Using Gibbs Sampling"
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*[https://www.getguesstimate.com/ Guesstimate] – Create models and Fermi estimates with probability distributions
  
==== Personal Data Tallying/Self Experimentation ====
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=== Time management ===
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*[http://orgmode.org/ Org-mode] – for [[wikipedia:Emacs|Emacs]]. "org-mode can do clocking (to see how long I'm spending on tasks), all kinds of reminders, todo-lists and can even check which of my 'projects' currently don't have a NextAction defined" - [http://lesswrong.com/lw/2qc/rationality_power_tools/2n6f?c=1 djcb]
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==== Document savers ====
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Discussed in "[http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/43e/avoid_interruptions_by_timeshifting_them/ Avoid interruptions by time-shifting them]"
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*[http://www.instapaper.com/ Instapaper]
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*[http://readitlaterlist.com/ Read it Later]
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=== Spaced repetition ===
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[[Spaced repetition]] is a method for memorizing important material.
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*[http://ankisrs.net/ Anki] – Has sets [http://lesswrong.com/lw/3oq/spaced_repetition_database_for_a_humans_guide_to/ created by Divia] related to the [[sequences]]. Multiplatform including iPhone.
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*[http://sourceforge.net/projects/jmemorize/ jMemorize] – Java based.
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=== Personal data tallying/Self experimentation ===
 
*[http://daytum.com Daytum]
 
*[http://daytum.com Daytum]
 
*[http://your.flowingdata.com/ your.flowingdata] – Tracks items via [[wikipedia:Twitter|Twitter]]
 
*[http://your.flowingdata.com/ your.flowingdata] – Tracks items via [[wikipedia:Twitter|Twitter]]
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*[http://beeminder.com Beeminder]
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*[http://doubleblinded.com/ Double Blinded] – Self-double blinded tests as a service
  
=== In Development ===
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=== Other ===
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*[http://actuallyusefulhoroscopes.tumblr.com/ Actually Useful Horoscopes] – introduced in [http://lesswrong.com/lw/5tc/rationalist_horoscopes_a_lowhanging_utility/ Rationalist horoscopes: A low-hanging utility generator.]
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*[http://tinychat.com/lesswrong Less Wrong Study Hall] – A place for people to work alongside other Less Wrongers. Described in more detail [http://lesswrong.com/lw/juh/less_wrong_study_hall_year_1_retrospective/ here].
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*[http://www.clearerthinking.org/ Clearer Thinking] – hosts a variety of guided exercises for decision making, reducing biases, and self-improvement.
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*[https://www.mturk.com/ Mechanical Turk] and [https://www.fiverr.com Fiverr] – can be used for certain simple tasks that you would pay for.
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== Defunct ==
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*[Wrong Tomorrow http://lesswrong.com/lw/z1/wrong_tomorrow/]
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== In development ==
 
*whpearson is working on a [http://lesswrong.com/lw/2qc/rationality_power_tools/2n5w?c=1 Control Market]
 
*whpearson is working on a [http://lesswrong.com/lw/2qc/rationality_power_tools/2n5w?c=1 Control Market]
  
=== Proposed ===
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== Proposed ==
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<!--Not sure how to keep these here. 6 months? A year? Longer? - NS -->
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*DilGreen has proposed a [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/2rw/proposal_for_a_structured_agreement_tool/ Structured Agreement Tool] for the development of communities around propositions.
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**[http://canonizer.com Canonizer] [http://lesswrong.com/lw/2rw/proposal_for_a_structured_agreement_tool/2pxy?c=1 already implements] most of the features described in this proposal
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==Blog post==
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/2qc/rationality_power_tools/ Rationality Power Tools] by [[Nic Smith]]
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==See also==
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* [[Debate tools]]
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* [[Prediction market]]
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[[Category:Resource lists]]

Latest revision as of 08:28, 18 November 2017

A Rationality power tool is a computer program that assists with rationality, either epistemic or instrumental. They are not games - power tools are tools, and have the flexibility to be applied to multiple situations while guiding or enhancing their users' power to win or "improve their understanding."

Existing tools

Coordinated efforts

  • BitCoin – Cryptocurrency
  • ChipIn – For raising funding for projects.
  • ThePoint – Non-financial coordination.
  • KickStarter – For raising funding for projects. Donations are collected only if a certain threshold is reached.

Debate tools

Main article: Debate tools

Greasemonkey scripts and proxies

These programs change the behavior or appearance of websites.

Prediction tracking

Prediction markets

Mathematical

  • Gambit – "Gambit is a set of software tools for doing computation on finite, noncooperative games."
  • R – General-purpose open-source cross-platform statistical language with a staggering array of user-contributed and actively developed add-on packages.
  • BUGS – "Bayesian inference Using Gibbs Sampling"
  • Guesstimate – Create models and Fermi estimates with probability distributions

Time management

  • Org-mode – for Emacs. "org-mode can do clocking (to see how long I'm spending on tasks), all kinds of reminders, todo-lists and can even check which of my 'projects' currently don't have a NextAction defined" - djcb

Document savers

Discussed in "Avoid interruptions by time-shifting them"

Spaced repetition

Spaced repetition is a method for memorizing important material.

Personal data tallying/Self experimentation

Other

Defunct

In development

Proposed

Blog post

See also