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There is a thriving rationalist community in Berkeley, but unfortunately it is terribly gender imbalanced. Being a counselor in the extended community, I’ve talked to a lot of people who are very isolated of both genders around the world, who are dying to meet other people who think like they do. My goal is to help everyone, but for now, I’m starting with cases that are easy where there are obvious supply and demand curves to balance.
Since I'd really like to get more rationalist women out here, both for my own sanity and that of the community at large, and there happens to be a room free in my home for July and August, my housemates and I are offering a free stay in this room in downtown Berkeley for a week each to the two women who send me the most compelling questionnaires.
The sorts of things that I am likely to find compelling are:
- Caring about progress for humanity in the areas of living longer, healthier, and happier
- Caring about FAI
- Being agenty
- Having interests in the sort of geeky things that a lot of the community is interested in (math/sciences/psychology)
While you’re here, you can meet our many awesome people, plus we’ll introduce you around to a bunch of the people you've been reading from such as - Anna, Eliezer, etc. While you're here we'll try to help you make a lot of connections, and hopefully you will make friends that you will keep for a very long time.
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