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== Existing tools ==
 
== Existing tools ==
 
=== Coordinated efforts ===
 
=== Coordinated efforts ===
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*[http://bitcoin.org BitCoin] – Cryptocurrency
 
*[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.
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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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=== 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 ===
 
=== Prediction tracking ===
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*[https://www.ipredict.co.nz/ ipredict] – New Zealand based prediction market.
 
*[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
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=== Mathematical ===
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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."
  
 
=== Time management ===
 
=== Time management ===
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*[http://lifetracking.wordpress.com/ Lifetracker] for [[wikipedia:Android (operating system)|Android]], introduced by [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/39t/lifetracking_application_for_android/ Alexei]
 
*[http://lifetracking.wordpress.com/ Lifetracker] for [[wikipedia:Android (operating system)|Android]], introduced by [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/39t/lifetracking_application_for_android/ Alexei]
 
*[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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=== 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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== Defunct ==
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*[Wrong Tomorrow http://lesswrong.com/lw/z1/wrong_tomorrow/]
  
 
== In development ==
 
== In development ==

Revision as of 14:42, 25 May 2011

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

  • TakeOnIt – A database of expert opinion.

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."

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