Friday, March 10, 2023

Alexander On Hyperstitions

I really enjoyed this Scott Alexander piece, "Give Up Seventy Percent Of The Way Through The Hyperstitious Slur Cascade".

Two comments:

1) I was especially interested in the linkage between "hyperstitions", value signaling, and how word usage can reach interesting tipping points.

2) It's totally ok to call me "Asian", rather than "person of Asian descent".