The ‘Rationality’ Workshop That Teaches People to Think More Like Computers

Image: Shutterstock Melissa Beswick, a research coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania and one of my closest friends, has tried for years to force herself into the habit of swimming laps. “There have been times when I’ve tried to swim consistently, but it’s only lasted a couple weeks, never more,” she told me. Finally, that’s changed. Beswick now swims two to three times a week, and she’s confident she can stick with it. She credits her newfound motivation at least in part to a curious trip she took out to the Bay Area last fall. She flew across the country to spend five days in a cramped hostel with about three dozen others—mostly young tech workers—all there to attend a workshop hosted by The Center For Applied Rationality, or CFAR.…


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