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:

  • 2019-02-08 Most Important Slate Star Codex Posts
  • 2019-02-08 On Friendship and on Finding Your People
  • 2019-01-27 Tweet rot
  • 2019-01-22 Links for Oct-Dec 2018
  • 2018-12-15 Tools / Gear
  • 2018-12-15 My Favorite Movies, TV Shows, Books, Podcasts, Music
  • 2018-12-08 Where does talent come from? How easy is it to discover talent?
  • Top 10 my favorite pages

    What Should You Do with Your Life? Directions and Advice

    Research Ideas

    Links for Oct-Dec 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

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

    Quarterly Links

    All pages sorted by category:

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

    Favorite

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

    Most Important Slate Star Codex Posts

    Personal

    What Should You Do with Your Life? Directions and Advice

    Research Ideas

    17-20: a Retrospective on Four Years in College

    On Friendship and on Finding Your People

    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.

    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

    Tweet rot

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

    Make Your Android Experience Better

    Books

    William MacAskill misrepresents 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