I'm a Master's student in Cognitive Science at Higher School of Economics in Moscow, where I previously studied Economics and Mathematics.

My long-term goal is to make the future humane, aesthetic, and to make it happen faster.

I'm inspired by Gwern, Derek Sivers, Spencer Greenberg.

You can contact me at alexey@guzey.com or via Twitter, Telegram, Facebook or VK.

Recent pages:

Top 10 my favorite pages

What Should You Do with Your Life? Directions and Advice

Research Ideas

Links for Jul-Sep 2018

Every productivity thought I’ve ever had, as concisely as possible

RAPIDLY PRESS X TO REFUSE TO COME TO TERMS WITH YOUR OWN MORTALITY, an interactive experience.

17-20: a Retrospective on Four Years in College

Why You Should Not Go on a Tinder Date with Me

Instilling Novel Thought Patterns and Making Your Long-Term Memory Accountable with Anki

Three Questions for Russia

People and Things I Would Fund If I were a Billionaire

Top 5 most popular pages

What Should You Do with Your Life? Directions and Advice

Research Ideas

An Ad Hominem Argument Against GDP

17-20: a Retrospective on Four Years in College

Links for Apr-Jun 2018

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Every productivity thought I’ve ever had, as concisely as possible

Personal

What Should You Do with Your Life? Directions and Advice

Research Ideas

17-20: a Retrospective on Four Years in College

People and Things I Would Fund If I were a Billionaire

Why You Should Not Go on a Tinder Date with Me

Julian Jaynes and the Ancient Tablets

Philosophers for Sale

RAPIDLY PRESS X TO REFUSE TO COME TO TERMS WITH YOUR OWN MORTALITY, an interactive experience.

My Favorite Movies, TV Shows, Books, Podcasts, Music

Economics

Contra Scott Alexander’s “The Tails Coming Apart as Metaphor for Life”

An Ad Hominem Argument Against GDP — because every other argument has been written about a thousand times by now

Fun Economic Facts, e.g. if a firm develops a new technology and starts selling the same product in the same quantity but cheaper, GDP will fall and GDP per capita will fall

Against Basic Income

Faulty Reasoning in Dalio’s “How The Economic Machine Works”

Things

Tools / Gear

Why You Should Join Twitter Right Now

Instilling Novel Thought Patterns and Making Your Long-Term Memory Accountable with Anki

Make Your Android Experience Better

Books

William MacAskill misrepresents much of the evidence underlying his key arguments in “Doing Good Better”

Politics

Three Questions for Russia

People

Where does talent come from? How easy is it to discover talent?

Can We Trust Peter Turchin

Education

MOOCs I Recommend And How to Study with Them

Is anything inherently difficult?

Matec Notes

Polynomial Time Reductions and the P vs NP problem

My Favorite Textbooks

Other Projects

Tweet-Sized Insight Porn