The Portal Community

From The Portal Wiki

We are friends and collaborators of Eric Weinstein. Our community is a self-selected group of high-agency misfit mutants who are interested in diversifying humanity beyond this solar system via new fundamental physics. In the spirit of The Portal, we are always looking for a way out of our perennial problems.

We Prioritize[edit]

Our Core Traits[edit]

We generally endeavor to be

Harmonizing Tensions[edit]

We recognize that reality presents many natural, necessary tensions. While much of the world fights mindlessly over permanent positions that lack all contextual awareness, we see Superpositions and trade-offs. As it is said in Ecclesiastes and Pete Seeger's song, "To Everything There Is a Season, and a time to every purpose under heaven." We do not accept the middlebrow binaries, dilemmas, and trilemmas foisted upon us by activists and politicians. Instead, we strive to find efficient frontiers that adaptively, facultatively balance these tensions through ongoing internal dialectic. Here are some areas that we believe would benefit the most from an emphasis on harmonization and Regulated Expression:

For a short list of current societal dilemmas that would benefit from this approach, see Societal Superpositions.

We Value[edit]

We Allow Ourselves[edit]

  • Hypocrisy budget
  • Injustice budget
  • Toxicity budget

We Downregulate[edit]

We Exclude[edit]

  • Anti-Collegial Snark
  • Cheap, Uncharitable Criticism
  • Cheap, Uncharitable Trolling
  • Meretricious Arguments and Framings
  • Self-extinguishing strategies
  • Utopianism
  • Coercion
  • Gaslighting
  • Purity
  • Vindictiveness
  • Nihilism
  • Duplicitousness and Insincerity
  • Psychopathy
  • Uncharitable or low-level (bot-like) Roasting, Dunking, and Dragging
  • Destructive/Anti-social Gamer Culture
  • Stalking
  • Physical threats
  • Misogyny
  • Anti-semitism
  • Impersonation
  • Doxxing
  • Harassment for sport
  • Muddling Arguments
  • Oversimplification
  • Absolutist and totalizing ideologies