So this one probably requires a little explanation. General Semantics was a movement that existed in the 30’s and 50’s which is roughly analogous to what LessWrong tried to be. (In fact, I at one point considered writing some ‘rationalist fiction’ about a boy growing up in the 40’s or 50’s whose defining characteristic was that he’s into it.)
In this talk Irving Lee outlines what he and the founder of the movement think it will look like when they’ve succeeded, in terms of what kind of self improvement they hope to see in people. This document originally came to me through a member of our community who described it to me as “I do not think I have ever seen so many things I so strongly desire to become listed out so succinctly”.