March Meetup – Techno-Optimism and Effective Accelerationism (Rescheduled to Sunday, 3/10)

For our March discussion meetup, we’ll be diving into another topical Rationality subculture offshoot: the effective accelerationists (e/acc).

A lot of this discourse is Twitter optimized, but there is a coherent techno-optimist ideology that is at odds with the more safety-conscious Berkeley rationality culture. We will discuss techno-optimism more broadly, not just high context e/acc memes.


As always, feel free to come even if you haven’t done the reading. This is just a starting point for the discussion and meant to provide some background and context.


Date: Sunday, 3/10 @ 2pm–4:30-ish pm Location: South Loop Strength & Conditioning – upstairs in the mezzanine 645 S Clark Chicago IL 60605 Note: Todd owns this gym so that’s why there’s a Rationality meetup at a gym 🙂 If you have trouble finding us, please DM Todd or Shane on the Discord or post in “meetups”. You can also text Shane (608-436-1809).