Hi, I'm Chris Lakin. (Pronounced “Lay-kin”)
What I’m doing now
Last updated February 22 from my home in Alamo Square, San Francisco.
For the past year I’ve been thinking a lot about how emotional insecurity creates social conflict, and how emotional insecurities can be intentionally unlearned. Latest post:
I’m employed thinking about how boundaries could apply to AI safety. Thinking about psychological boundaries led me here, and I didn’t expect that.
I’ve been particularly confused about the whole “making AI safe” thing though in the last few weeks..
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memory reconsolidation, Coherence Therapy, IFS
social insecurity, social drama, social anxiety
self-fulfilling prophecies (ran an event on this)
Vibes I like
abstract and technical, yet playful and silly (kiki x bouba)
“taking heavy things lightly”
“Here’s something people usually avoid. Let’s head straight for it.” (ran an event like this)
being curious about anything
Intentional parenting (spaced repetition for babies went viral)
Bouldering, barefoot climbing
How can emotional insecurities be unlearned quickly?
How does choosing self-fulfilling prophecies work?
How can I be as effortlessly flexible, mobile, and strong as a cat? How can I be more like a cat?